A podcast that will cover chronologically the greatest conquerors in history starting from Sargon the great of Akkad more than 4,000 years ago, until Napoleon Bonaparte and beyond...
Episode 5.3 - Shalmaneser III
With the death of Ashurnasirpal, the first great Assyrian conqueror under whom Assyria completed its transformation from a growing regional power to an empire, the throne passed to his son, Shalmaneser III, who would go on to rule the empire for 35 years, and prove himself to be as ambitious, energetic and ruthless like his great father.
Episode 5.2 - Ashurnasirpal II
In this episode, we cover the reign of Ashurnasirpal II, who through a series of ruthless and brutal conquests, completed the transformation of Assyria from a regional power to an empire, the Neo-Assyrian empire, and left it perhaps stronger that it was ever before.
Episode 5.1 - The rise of Assyria
This episode covers the history of the city, region and people of Aššur or Assyria, from its early days as a small town of Akkadian speakers to the early days of the Neo-Assyrian empire, an empire that would rise to become the largest the world had ever seen and is considered the first true empire in history.
Episode 4.3 - Thutmose III - The Napoleon of Egypt
No general or ruler gets the nickname of Napoleon for nothing. Thutmose III, the 5th Pharaoh of the illustrious eighteenth dynasty took the throne at the age of 2. For 20 years he shared the throne with his aunt/step mother Hatshepsut. When he finally became sole Pharaoh, the warrior Pharaoh went on to lead Egypt through an unprecedented period of warfare and expansion, bringing an end to Egypt's isolationist, inward past, firmly putting it on the path of empire and turning it into probably the strongest and wealthiest state in the world
Episode 4.2 – Ahmose the Liberator
This episode covers the life, reign and conquests of Ahomse I or Ahmose the Liberator, last Pharaoh of the 17th dynasty, founder of the 18th dynasty the first dynasty to rule what is today called, the Egyptian empire. His conquests, stretching from Nubia in the South, to Byblos in modern day Lebanon in the north, ushered in an unprecedented period of expansion and prosperity for Egypt.
Episode 4.1 – Land of the Nile
The background episode for our next two conquerors - Ahmose I & Thutmose III. In it, I will summarize (as much as it is possible to summarize more than 2,000 years full of history) Ancient Egypt's history from the first human settlements to the early days of the seventeenth dynasty of Egypt and the New Kingdom.
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Great recap of exciting moments in history
I like the flow of the podcast and its great description of some of history’s greatest moments
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