Discussion Topics From This Semester:

HIS 120 Scavenger Hunt

Making Us Human and After The Ice Age

(Episodes 1-10)

The First Cities And States and Beginning Of Science and Literature

(Episodes 11-20)

Ancient Egypt In The News

Dead Sea Scrolls

1177 BC

Museums And Ancient History (1): The Museum Of Lost Objects

Herodotus And Thucydides

Plagues And Ancient History

Naked Olympics

Museums And Ancient History (2): The Elgin Marbles


Ancient Rome In The News

Early Christianity In The News

After The Prophet -- The Epic Story Of The Shia-Sunni Split

Old Powers, New Powers and The World In The Age Of Confucius

(Episodes 21-30)

Empire Builders and Ancient Pleasures, Modern Spice

(Episodes 31-40)

Rise Of World Faiths and Silk Road And Beyond and Inside The Palace

(Episodes 41-55)

Ancient Indian History In The News

Hadrian's Wall And Great Wall Of China

Silk Road

Mayans In The News




Discussion Topics From Earlier Semesters:

Ancient Near East


Historical Jesus

Ancient Israelites

History Of The World In 100 Objects Reviewed

Axial Age

Fires Of Vesuvius

Cleopatra In History And Myth

Museums And Ancient History (1): Iraq And Syria

Of Neanderthals And Hobbits

Black Athena Debate

"I Have Gazed Upon The Face Of Agamemnon": The Trojan War As Myth And History

Women In Ancient Egypt And Classical Greece

Pelopponesian Wars And History


Chinese Philosophy And The Warring States Era

Silk Road And Great Wall

The Mayans

Viking Revival

Sunnis, Shiites And Sufis