11. Byzantium - Last of the Romans (Part 1 of 2)

11. Byzantium – Last of the Romans (Part 1 of 2)

On the outskirts of modern Istanbul, a line of ancient walls lies crumbling into the earth… In this episode, we look at one of history’s most incredible stories of survival – the thousand-year epic of the Byzantine Empire. Find out…

Schindler’s List | Based on a True Story

Schindler’s List | Based on a True Story

Thanks to CuriosityStream for sponsoring this video. Goto https://curiositystream.com/cynicalhistorian and use code CynicalHistorian to get a year for $15 #ProjectShoah playlist: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLTZaOylOgJT-op_3d-UJebBuzRUSEe0Gi Today is Holocaust Remembrance Day, so I think it’s finally time to review Schindler’s List. It’s honestly one…

UnchartedX Podcast! The Mountain of the West, the 2nd pyramid at Giza - with Snake Bros and Cfapps.

UnchartedX Podcast! The Mountain of the West, the 2nd pyramid at Giza – with Snake Bros and Cfapps.

A video podcast exploring inside and out of the mighty 2nd pyramid at Giza, attributed to Khafre, and known as the Mountain of the West. I’m joined by Kyle and Russ (Brother’s of the Serpent) as well as Chuck from…

UnchartedX Podcast! - The 100 ton boxes of the Serapeum with the Snake Brothers!

UnchartedX Podcast! – The 100 ton boxes of the Serapeum with the Snake Brothers!

Exploring the ancient Serapeum of Saqqara with the Brothers of the Serpent! Kyle, Russ and I watch and discuss my raw footage of a visit to the ancient and enigmatic set of underground tunnels and alcoves that house 24 massive,…

What Caused the War on Terror? (feat. Hikma History)

What Caused the War on Terror? (feat. Hikma History)

It’s been a decade since I fought in Afghanistan, and a decade before that began. Yet somehow, we’re still fighting there. Perhaps we’re finally the end of it, but the beginning is so far away that I think we need…

The MOST precisely made granite object of Ancient Egypt - and why it's NOT geopolymer!

The MOST precisely made granite object of Ancient Egypt – and why it’s NOT geopolymer!

An examination of the most precisely made granite object that has come from Ancient Egypt! A precision carved box housed deep underground, we get into the details of the site, the box, its history and discovery by Flinders Petrie. I…

Religion Revived:  The Second Great Awakening | US history lecture

Religion Revived: The Second Great Awakening | US history lecture

This is the first lecture of week-11 for my US History (beginning-1877) course. It covers the 2nd Great Awakening which happened between the 1790s and 1840s. ———————————————————— Assigned primary-source readings: Charles Grandison Finney, Sermons on Various Subjects (New York: 1834),…

Hamilton | Based on a True Story

Hamilton | Based on a True Story

Thanks to The Great Courses Plus for sponsoring this episode. Check out a free trial at http://ow.ly/dURg30rjr2k Hamilton is a fun musical, and word of warning, I tend to be a bit forgiving of them. But here’s the thing, there’s…

Descent into Darkness! The Subterranean Chamber of the Great Pyramid of Giza

Descent into Darkness! The Subterranean Chamber of the Great Pyramid of Giza

Descending into the subterranean chamber of the Great Pyramid of Giza! A quick video I wanted to share while still here in Egypt – my footage from the descending passageway and into the deep subterranean chamber, in the bedrock beneath…

10. The Han Dynasty - The First Empire in Flames

10. The Han Dynasty – The First Empire in Flames

WATCH AD-FREE: https://www.patreon.com/fallofcivilizations_podcast A city in ruins. A dynasty in tatters. An empire in ashes… This episode, we look at the remarkable story of the first empire of ancient China, the Han dynasty. With ancient Chinese poetry, songs and folk…