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1,956 years since the destruction of Rome by the Great Fire of 64 AD a podcast has emerged to tell you the stories from the ancient world of bad luck, inept leadership, and horrible disasters. Sit back, relax and let me tell you a story: While Rome Burns.

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1,956 years since the destruction of Rome by the Great Fire of 64 AD a podcast has emerged to tell you the stories from the ancient world of bad luck, inept leadership, and horrible disasters. Sit back, relax and let me tell you a story: While Rome Burns.

    Episode 206: The Mystery of Alashiya

    Episode 206: The Mystery of Alashiya

    So far we have explored the most well documented kingdoms and empires of the ancient near east: The Hittites, Egyptians, and Assyrians. We have demonstrated how complex the political, economic and military networks were that tied these various powers together in the region and how these powers made up one of the world’s first known global network. Now our story takes us to an unknown land and a little known kingdom. A kingdom whose origins and even its physical location are a hotly debated topic by scholars and amateurs alike. Our story today takes us to the ancient kingdom of Alashiya.


    Sit back…


    Relax…


    And let me tell you a story…


    While Rome Burns


     


    **Episode Transcript**


    While Rome Burns is part of the 1up Podcast Network. Find more of our work at 1upPodcasts.com


     


    Cover Art by Igor Nunes. Find more of his work at Whyccan.artstation.com or contact him on twitter for commissions at twitter.com/Whyccan.


    That’s W-H-Y-C-C-A-N.


     


    Background music provided by Monplaisir Music under a public domain dedication. Find more of their work at loyaltyfreakmusic.com


     


    We’ll be back in 2 weeks with our next episode.


    Thank you so much for listening.

    • 11 min
    Episode 205: Assyria Rising

    Episode 205: Assyria Rising

    An obscure city on the western banks of the Tigris river sits abandoned and in ruins today. Its stone arches and other scattered ruins are all that remain of a once thriving and populous city. It was from this city that a powerful nation state would rise up during the late bronze age to rival the powers of the Hittites in the North and the Babylonians to the South. In today’s episode, we examine the Middle Assyrian Empire in the late bronze age.


     


    Sit back… Relax… And let me tell you a story… While Rome Burns.


     


    **Episode Transcript**


     


    While Rome Burns is part of the 1up Podcast Network. Find more of our work at 1upPodcasts.com


     


    Cover Art by Igor Nunes. Find more of his work at Whyccan.artstation.com or contact him on twitter for commissions at twitter.com/Whyccan. That’s W-H-Y-C-C-A-N.


     


    Background music provided by Monplaisir Music under a public domain dedication. Find more of their work at loyaltyfreakmusic.com


    We’ll be back in 2 weeks with our next episode. Thank you so much for listening.

    • 11 min
    Episode 204: Hittites- An Empire of War and Stone

    Episode 204: Hittites- An Empire of War and Stone

    An overview of the Hittite Empire and the power they wielded in central Anatolia during the Bronze Age.


    **Episode Transcript**


    Cover Art by Igor Nunes. Find more of his work at whyccan.artstation.com or on twitter at Twitter.com/whyccan.


    Background music provided by Monplaisir. Find more of their work at Loyaltyfreakmusic.com

    • 12 min
    Episode 203: A Kingdom in the Desert

    Episode 203: A Kingdom in the Desert

    The Rise of the New Kingdom of Egypt and a brief overview of the history of Bronze Age Egypt.


     **Episode Transcript**


    Cover Art by Igor Nunes. Find more of his work at whyccan.artstation.com or on twitter at Twitter.com/whyccan.


    Background music provided by Monplaisir. Find more of their work at Loyaltyfreakmusic.com


     

    • 8 min
    Episode 202: The Law, The Gods and The Stars

    Episode 202: The Law, The Gods and The Stars

    In this episode we will explore some of the major cultural achievements of the bronze age: writing, legal codes, religion and astronomy.


     **Episode Transcript**


    While Rome Burns is part of the 1up Podcast Network. Find more of our shows at 1upPodcasts.com.


    Cover Art by Igor Nunes. Find more of his work at Whyccan.artstation.com or contact him on twitter at Twitter.com/Whyccan


    Background music provided by Monplaisir under a public domain dedication. Find more of their work at loyaltyfreakmusic.com


    Our next episode will release in 2 weeks.


    Thank you so much for listening.

    • 11 min
    Episode 201: A New Age

    Episode 201: A New Age

    This season our podcast will explore a single event in history by analyzing the technology, people, and situations that led to the late Bronze Age Collapse in the near east. We begin with a look at what defines the Bronze Age and what technology these civilizations had which contributed to the prosperity and success of many of these empires during this era.


     **Episode Transcript**


    Cover Art by Igor Nunes. Find more of his work at Whyccan.Artstation.com or contact him on Monplaisir Music and Daniel Veesey under a public domain dedication.


    Our next episode will release in 2 weeks!

    • 12 min

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