Thanks for checking out this third episode of The Maritime History Podcast. Although this episode will cover a greater span of time than the first two episodes covered, we'll still slow down and see how a Sumerian moon-god named Nanna-Suen and a Mesopotamian Royal Hymn called “Shulgi and Ninlil’s Boat” can help us better understand maritime history; how Sargon of Akkad forged one of the world's first large empires and used that power to influence trade; and eventually how transition and turmoil within Mesopotamia led to a decline of trade that began with Hammurabi and lasted for centuries. It's a good episode that covers a lot of history in a flash, so buckle your seat belts for Episode 003 – Sargon to Hammurabi: Trade and Turmoil in Ancient Mesopotamia.
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