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13. The Assyrians – Empire of Iron



In the lowlands of Northern Iraq, a series of enormous cities lie crumbling in ruins…

In this episode, find out about one of the most remarkable ancient civilizations: the society known today as the neo-Assyrian Empire. Discover how the Assyrians built their empire out of the ashes of the Bronze Age, and built an empire of iron that lasted for centuries. Explore the extraordinary flourishing of art and technology that they fostered. And finally, discover what happened to cause their final, devastating collapse.

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Sound engineering by Alexey Sibikin

Hebrew – Rabbi Yaakov Wolbe
Ancient Greek – Pavlos Kapralos

Historical consultant – Dr. Ellie Bennett, University of Helsinki

Voice actors:

Mustafa Raee
Peter Walters
Lachlan Lucas
Carson Wishart
Nick Denton
Rhy Brignell
Annie Kelly
Lou Millington
Jake Barrett-Mills

– Colourisations of Assyrian carvings by Jeramy Smith:

– 3D reconstructions of Assyrian cities by Kais Jacob Ishak.

– Photography of antiquities by Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin FRCP(Glasg), CC-BY-SA 4.0 via Wikimedia Commons and World History Encyclopedia.

– Drone photography of Mosul and Ashur
by Mohaymn Al Wasmi:


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  1. @-nac

    May 22, 2024 at 4:56 am

    I listen to these while I work, and man they are great. Keep up the good work.

  2. @user-pw1pw7co3i

    May 22, 2024 at 11:58 am

    تحياتي لكم من العراق 🇮🇶

  3. @jennifermorrissey4234

    May 22, 2024 at 4:21 pm

    If not for the Assyrians another people would have consolidated power and lost it again and again. The cycle repeats all throughout history. But the brutality of the Assyrians cannot measure against the years of diplomacy and commerce that truly held their vast empire together. Add the written record and pantheon of Gods was their way of coping against all the elements that nature threw their way. The fact that they remain in the modern world as a people that survived on from their ancient heritage is a miracle that cannot be ignored.

  4. @carlosasosa4293

    May 23, 2024 at 9:48 am

    Thank you for your work, I wish I could cooperate with your production but I’m very poor , thanks to you my mind is open and see that nothing ever changes really , sadly to know that we will ever be emotional and agresive apes who think we are the center of the universe

  5. @JonLundy0

    May 25, 2024 at 4:23 am

    Is that a watch?? 1:20:18

  6. @lincolnyaco5626

    May 26, 2024 at 7:55 pm

  7. @lincolnyaco5626

    May 26, 2024 at 8:03 pm

    It is interesting to note that human brain size decreased by 1/3rd at around the same time as the Bronze Age Collapse. We didn't get dumber–our brains just got more efficient.

    This happened all over the planet at about the same time, about 1,500 bce. Weird, eh?

    Stephen Milo discusses this very well.

  8. @gwillyumbellshaw4643

    May 27, 2024 at 4:20 pm

    If you're an atheist just say that instead of trying to explain away Biblical truth when it suits you. What a shame!

  9. @peterchaloner2877

    May 27, 2024 at 8:54 pm

    Gilgamesh slayed monsters, and grammar, while his rival slew the ungrammatical.

  10. @ScammyJammy

    May 27, 2024 at 11:27 pm

    Truly a fascinating and brutal empire the fact that we have so many texts from them is unprecedented in the ancient world especially the bronze age

  11. @groomeb

    May 28, 2024 at 4:13 am

    PBD and Vinny brought me here.

  12. @edgarhons

    May 31, 2024 at 1:20 am

    This is a wonderful piece of art. Thank you so much.

  13. @12polizei24wegvonhier

    May 31, 2024 at 11:31 am

    Great documentary again. Gonna watch all of them!

  14. @thormidthagahast8914

    June 1, 2024 at 4:02 am

    What's with the gloomy mt everest body music?

  15. @SuperMilkfloat

    June 1, 2024 at 1:51 pm

    I wonder if Ashurnasirpal actually sounded like Steven Toast.

  16. @binauralnature

    June 3, 2024 at 11:03 pm

    Love this, Proud of my Heritage even more now

  17. @NeetchianQueen

    June 4, 2024 at 9:02 am

    Me! But this is my 2nd time listening to this, It is such a great epic. Excellent rendition. Thank you.

  18. @rafammbass

    June 4, 2024 at 8:18 pm

    We may never know what happened to the Assyrians during the siege of Jerusalem.

    Dude just read the text saying the Angel of the Lord slayed the 180,000 people.

    Case closed.

  19. @artiemiss1724

    June 5, 2024 at 1:33 pm

    Is this sponsored by WEF. Deportations! Lol You mean SLAVERY. Talk about rewriting history! Liars usually go into politics not history!

  20. @pertornqvist2613

    June 5, 2024 at 10:47 pm

    Ok, van i have acces to my land in the gréenland, do you think?

  21. @joschelei262

    June 6, 2024 at 3:06 pm

    "In my Yoda voice." ISRAELITES, they were. 💥Isaiah 19:25💥

  22. @duaneelliott5194

    June 6, 2024 at 3:34 pm

    All empires fall.

  23. @twasbrilligandthesli

    June 7, 2024 at 1:51 am

    @1:53:00 – propaganda wars 3000 years ago!

  24. @benquinneyiii7941

    June 7, 2024 at 5:58 pm


  25. @benquinneyiii7941

    June 7, 2024 at 6:33 pm

    Recorded history

  26. @benquinneyiii7941

    June 7, 2024 at 6:56 pm

    Like Masada

  27. @rtothes936

    June 8, 2024 at 2:09 am

    Watching while blazed🔥

  28. @gnrvintagediecastracing7978

    June 8, 2024 at 2:38 pm

    I just discovered this it’s brilliant well done and I subbed just 10 minutes in

  29. @Blackunitsound-system

    June 8, 2024 at 4:33 pm

    Now would like to see Jesus Christ and his father come to one of those 45 city remember I'm not saying they can't buy why

  30. @Blackunitsound-system

    June 8, 2024 at 5:01 pm

    Those people and place are boen

  31. @Blackunitsound-system

    June 8, 2024 at 5:03 pm

    But the old kingdom is underground he his her majesty

  32. @jemalsd8877

    June 8, 2024 at 6:05 pm

    Very Dark

  33. @Blackunitsound-system

    June 8, 2024 at 7:02 pm

    Are you the father

  34. @Blackunitsound-system

    June 8, 2024 at 7:06 pm

    The year 0000 I'm

  35. @aDogNamedHandsome

    June 9, 2024 at 6:20 am

    So I never knew how or if ancient people kept track of the years before BC and AD. Woke up to this video explaining the Assyrians named the years after major events and fortunately they saw eclipses as major. A complete, intact list with an eclipse and the exact year can still be pinpointed.
    Going back to sleep wiser now. Thanks.

  36. @daemontargaryon9534

    June 9, 2024 at 8:29 pm

    Woke up to this and can't stop listening this morning. Dude. If only the history I learned in school was half as gripping as this. I don't know if it's the pacing of information or voices or information itself but I'm hooked. I want to know all of the history.

  37. @barrygouthro6315

    June 10, 2024 at 11:09 am

    Dumbo humans. All ways killing each other . Not much has changed .

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