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Monday, January 28, 2013

Blogger and iTunes

I just found out that the first few episodes of TAW are no longer showing up on iTunes, which is obviously an issue for new subscribers.  I'm working to address the issue, but in the meantime, if any listeners have any advice on making Blogger and iTunes play nice (via Feedburner) please let me know.  Thanks!  Scott C. 

UPDATE:  Oh Happy Day!!!  All TAW episodes are once again present and accounted for in the iTunes feed.  Thanks to TAW listener Marwan for the heads-up, to our old friend Mike Duncan for ID-ing the problem, and to listener Amberlee for giving me the fix.  You guys are awesome!  Thanks again, Scott C.

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Episode 20 – The House of Succession

In the mid-7th century BC, Nubia and Assyria struggled for control over Egypt before the kingdom regained independence under the pharaoh Psamtik I.  King Gyges of Lydia drove the Cimmerians from western Anatolia and sent Greek mercenaries to reinforce the pharaoh’s armies.  Ashurbanipal spent decades warring against the Empire’s enemies, including his older brother in Babylon, but his total destruction of the ancient kingdom of Elam sowed the seeds of Assyria’s downfall.

http://s407341505.onlinehome.us/Episode_20_The_House_of_Succession.mp3

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Episode 19 - The Destruction of Sennacherib

“The city and its houses, from its foundations to its walls, I destroyed, I devastated, I burned with fire.  The wall and outer wall, temple-tower of brick and earth, temples and gods, and many as there were, I razed and dumped into the Arahtu-Canal.  Through the midst of the city I dug canals, flooded its site with water, and the very foundations thereof I destroyed.  I made its destruction more complete than by a flood.  That, in days to come, the site of the city, its temples and gods, might not be remembered, I completely blotted it out with floods of water, and made it like a meadow.” – Sennacherib of Assyria

In the early 7th century BC, Sennacherib wrestled with Judean defiance, Urartian resurgence, and Elamite invasion, but his destruction of the ancient city of Babylon led to his demise.  His son, Esarhaddon, warred against the Nubian pharaoh Taharqa to extend Assyrian domination into Lower Egypt.
http://s407341505.onlinehome.us/Episode_19_The_Destruction_of_Sennacherib.mp3