In this episode, host, Petros Koutoupis, sits down with British Assyriologist and ancient Near Eastern scholar, Dr. Stephanie Dalley, to discuss the ancient Neo-Assyrians of Iron Age Mesopotamia. Who were the Neo-Assyrians and how did they influence the ancient Near Eastern world? How did they rise to power and under what circumstances did their empire fall? Also discussed is the location of the Hanging Gardens. Was it in Babylon or did it exist further north in Assyria? Tune in for the answers and more.