The Assyrians At War

In this episode we look at the Assyrians, 930BC to 630BC, their empire stretched from Egypt to Babylon, it was the first great iron age empire with resources to fund a standing army equipped with iron weapons. They excelled at siege warfare, something very difficult to successfully achieve in the ancient world. We delve into all these aspects plus look at the putting down of internal dissent, propaganda, chariots and the use of specialised infantry. 


Jasper, Lindsay and Michael are joined by Mark Schwartz.