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Demystified | An Antique Land
If it’s a historical mystery, it’s going under the microscope.
Ashleigh Stiles
Published 01 April 2020
Demystified by Ashleigh Stiles

Ghost ships, lost cities, unsolved crimes and mysteries, ancient mythology, dissapeared explorers - if it’s a historical mystery, it’s going under the microscope.

History has always been fascinating, but more fascinating than what we know is what we don’t; in this podcast Ashleigh Stiles looks into famous and obscure episodes of folklore, unexplained circumstances, and unsolved mysteries from around the world and throughout time.

Taking a modern lens to these ancient puzzles, she uses all the evidence and findings to try and piece together what really happened, or as close a picture as we can get, to both entertain the listener, and inspire interest in these lesser-known chapters of the human experience. So sit back and listen along, and join us in pondering the great unsolved questions of history.


Straight roads, bathhouses, sewers and plumbing, fresh-water readily available, underfloor heating, city-planning, and public works.

If those all sound like the trappings of modernity, or at the very earliest the Roman Empire, you’d be right at first glance.

But what if an apparently pacifist society had all these things thousands of years before Rome was a gleam in the eye of Romulus? And that all of this had disappeared, with no explanation, centuries before Augustus left his brick city one of marble?

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