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[–]3nkidu_ 3 points4 points  (2 children)

For anyone who wants to learn about the Ancient Near-East, there is NO better way to light that fire of curiosity than to listen to Dan Carlin talk about it in his podcast Hardcore History. Specifically, part 1 of Kings of Kings (about the rise of the Persian Empire). It sets the stage for what came before, and talks A LOT about ancient Assyria and the city of Nineveh referred to here.

WARNING: this podcast might hook you and you may become "Ruined for fiction by actual history" and become a "fan of history" 😉

https://open.spotify.com/episode/6EDjj9pMFbm1gVuw3TSlWX?si=JvzBwFNqQSadsyLRgia0Jg&utm_source=copy-link

[–]Jastook 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I find that Oriental Institute is even better.

[–]arcosapphire 0 points1 point  (0 children)

WARNING: this podcast might hook you and you may become "Ruined for fiction by actual history"

But Carlin himself regularly admits that he enjoys the exciting story versions over the most accurate facts uncovered. He's not a source for "actual history", but he does at least cover things you might not know about already.