Browse our archive of podcast episodes on ancient history, from the innovation of Roman Britain to the ghosts of ancient Mesopotamia. Scroll down for interviews with Mary Beard, Simon Schama, Natalie Haynes and Daisy Dunn…
Toby Wilkinson gives a lecture on the archaeologists and adventurers whose discoveries helped transform our understanding of the ancient Egyptians
Egyptologist Joyce Tyldesley responds to listener questions about everyday life in ancient Egypt, from governance to dental care and cat mummies
Hannah Platts offers a multisensory tour of the Roman home – from the smells of the kitchen to the surprises of the dinner table
History’s greatest mysteries What happened to the Roman Ninth Legion? . This is a premium piece of content available to subscribed users.
The Ninth Legion of the Roman army was last recorded in York in around AD 107. After that it simply vanished from history. To this day no-one knows what caused the destruction of this elite army…
Professor Judith Herrin responds to listener questions about the Byzantine empire, which emerged in late antiquity and survived until the end of the Middle Ages
History’s greatest mysteries Was the Trojan War fact or fiction? . This is a premium piece of content available to subscribed users.
In the latest in our series on history’s biggest conundrums, the author and classicist Daisy Dunn seeks out evidence of the Trojan War
From necromancy and the underworld to getting rid of troublesome spirits, Irving Finkel discusses ghost beliefs in ancient Mesopotamia
Is it strange that we go to museums to look at dead bodies? Angela Stienne delves into the ethical debates around displaying ancient human remains