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Demystified | Smoke and Mirrors
If it’s a historical mystery, it’s going under the microscope.
Ashleigh Stiles
Published 24 June 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.

EPISODE 33: SMOKE AND MIRRORS

Deep in the jungles of Central America stand towering monuments - wide streets, tall towers, pyramids to rival those of Ancient Egpyt - and they all stand abandoned.

But it wasn’t always this way. So how did these great and powerful cities go from centres of civilisation to little more than ruins? Their names might give you a clue - a little bit of smoke and mirrors...

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