Episode 5.3 - Shalmaneser III

The Conquerors Podcast

Oct 7 2020 • 36 mins

With the death of Ashurnasirpal II, the first great Assyrian conqueror under whom Assyria completed its transformation from a growing regional power to an empire, the throne passed to his son, Shalmaneser III, who would go on to rule the empire for 35 years, and prove himself to be as ambitious, energetic and ruthless like his great father.

For maps of the locations and the campaigns of Shalmaneser III discussed in the episode, as well as depictions of Assyrian soldiers and the sources discussed in the episode, you can checkout the following link: