The Archaeology of the Assyrian Empire: Interview with Professor Bleda During

Tides of History

Jan 5 2023 • 38 mins

The Assyrian Empire had a well-deserved reputation for brutality, but brutality alone doesn't explain why it lasted for so long; its residents must have bought into the imperial system for some reason. Professor Bleda During, an expert on the archaeology of empires, shows how people outside the center of Assyria interacted with the empire, and what they got out of it.

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