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The Ancients

History Hit

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. Hosted on Acast. See for more information.


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4.8 out of 5 stars from 2k ratings
  • Best Prehistoric/Historic podcast

    Quickly becoming my favorite prehistory podcast, and I’ve tried all I can find. Though a bit Anglocentric Tristan does makes an effort to explore non European topics, and for me those are far and away the best; recent episodes on the Olmec and Aboriginal Australians are superb. Respectfully these are some episodes I’d love to hear; Monte Albán, the role and impact of pottery across the globe, the mesoamerican ball game, the Babylonians, and other recent non sapien people like the Denisovans and ... more

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  • Excellent history entertainment

    Great source of ancient history knowledge. Keeps me engaged

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    United States22 days ago
  • Excellent

    Love the high caliber guests and Tristan’s hosting. Wide-rangng topics about the ancient world. Thank you!

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    United States24 days ago
  • Fascinating, as usual.

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