The Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa

Click here for Episode 30 Back to Alexandria we go to visit the Catacombs of Kom El Shoqafa, a little-known but fascinating burial chamber encapsulating the marriage of Egyptian, Greek and Roman cultures and traditions. Talking about the marriage of Egyptian, Greek, and Roman, we meet Cleopatra, last pharaoh of Egypt and noted seductress of Julius Caesar and Mark Antony. Or was she? She might be one of the most consequential people in antiquity, and we try to get to the bottom of her story with Margot Collins from the Undressed Historia podcast. What's more, Gary Arndt from drops by to talk about visiting Alexandria, including scuba diving to see the remnants of th

The Pont du Gard

Click here for Episode 29 Julius Caesar takes on Vercingetorix and the Gauls as we travel to Provence in Southern France. The Pont du Gard is a Roman aqueduct, the largest left standing, and it's just one of the many legacies the Romans left in the land of lavender and sunshine. While here, we visit Avignon and spend a detour talking about the papacy and the Slap of Agnani - one of those surprising little histories we've all forgotten that had a tremendous impact on the world. To eat, how about some ratatouille? Except that it's January and good tomatoes are hard to find. So let's try soupe au pistou instead! Bienvenue! #France #JuliusCaesar #PontduGard #Avignon #ClementV #PhilipIV #Verci

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