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Articles, podcast episodes, and videos that cover a subject that doesn’t neatly fit one of the other existing topics are listed below. This includes material that deals with e.g. ancient India, China, and Mesoamerica. If you’re looking for something in particular, you can also have a look at regions and tags.

Battle of Polytopia

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Battle of Polytopia

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This turn-based strategy game for mobile devices offers a fun and streamlined way to build a little empire from scratch.

Defining the ancient world

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Defining the ancient world

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The ancient world isn’t limited to Europe, the Mediterranean, and the Near East, but encompasses the entire globe.

Red Dwarf

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A space Odyssey

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Sitcom Red Dwarf turns thirty this year. While it hasn’t always been the most highbrow of entertainment, it contains a number of jokes and references to ancient history – particularly the Trojan War.

No time like the present

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No time like the present

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It’s the end of the year. You might think the world is awful and getting worse. But that isn’t the case. In fact, it’s great and only getting better.

An Indian figurine from Pompeii

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An Indian figurine from Pompeii

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In the 1930s, archaeologists made a remarkable discovery at Pompeii: an ivory figurine that was originally created in faraway India.