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Events of the 740s BC p1 The Deathbed of an Empire
This week we gather together and reminisce at the deathbed of the Neo-Assyrian Empire. While the empire dies slowly, Sarduri II of Urartu, Pharaoh Piye and Nabonassar of Babylon are enjoying a prosperous decade. And then, in 745 BC, the revolt in Calah gets too bad and the Assyrian sources go quiet. Sleep well, my sweet empire. Let scores of flayed heads sing thee to thy rest.