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The Ancients

By: History Hit
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  • A podcast for all ancient history fans! The Ancients is dedicated to discussing our distant past. Featuring interviews with historians and archaeologists, each episode covers a specific theme from antiquity. From Neolithic Britain to the Fall of Rome. Hosted by Tristan Hughes.
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  • Looted Artefacts: Black Market of Archaeology
    Apr 13 2024

    Have you ever wondered about the dark side of archeology? The illegal seizing of ancient artefacts? The looting of goods from age old historical sites and their sale on the black market? Well it is a practice that goes back hundreds of years and today we’re exploring how it works, why it happens and what government bodies are doing to prevent it.


    In this episode of The Ancients Tristan Hughes is joined by Prof. Valerie Higgins to shine a light on how illicit objects and artefacts have found their way to museums and private houses all too often.


    This episode was produced by Joseph Knight and edited by Aidan Lonergan.


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    44 mins
  • The First Europeans
    Apr 11 2024

    Europe’s earliest known humans lived over 1.2 million years ago. After initially roaming the plains of Iberia in small groups, they spread across the Pyrenees into the wider European continent. But for more than 100,000 years all traces of humans in these regions vanish. The question is…what happened?


    In today’s episode of the Ancients, Tristan Hughes is joined by Dr. Chris Stringer, and by Dr. Chronis Tzedakis and Dr Vasiliki Margari to explore the fate of these first Europeans and discover how a massive climate disaster drove some of Europe’s earliest humans to extinction.


    This episode was produced by Joseph Knight and edited by Aidan Lonergan.


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    29 mins
  • How to Survive in Babylonia
    Apr 6 2024

    Would you be able to survive in ancient Babylonia?


    In this episode, Tristan is joined once again by Amanda Podany from California State Polytechnic University to discuss the realities of daily life in this fascinating empire. Together, they discuss everything from clay tablet literature and ancient board games to crime, slavery and female entrepreneurship in the era of King Hammurabi c. 1750 BC.


    Produced by Joseph Knight. Edited by Aidan Lonergan.


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    53 mins

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Excellent podcast

Incredibly interesting and so many diverse topics - I would highly recommend for anyone interested in history.

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