I just read a page on the Math Stack Exchange linking pages with videos of Math lectures and would love to have a similar thing for History--hopefully that's an acceptable "question" to ask here. Also audio lectures would probably be good too.

The topic is a little huge, though, so since my current interests are in ancient history I'll restrict this post to resources for ancient history.

I'll provide the ones I already know about.


History of the World to 1500

Everything from Crash Course, which I believe is the same that Khan Academy uses.

Ancient Greek History

And of course there's everything you can get through open coursewares like EdX and Coursera.

Audio only

Scott Chesworth's The Ancient World Podcast

A couple classes from Tara Carter at UCSD, hopefully the links hold up: Prehistory and World History

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    No list of accessible ancient history resources is complete without Mike Duncan's History of Rome podcast.
    – user8399
    Nov 6, 2015 at 20:36

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The crash course videos are very nice, you already mentioned them.

http://www.history.com/topics Scroll down to get to the list of topics for Ancient History.

https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/history/ancient-medieval/Ancient/v/standard-of-ur-c-2600-2400-b-c-e This aren't many, but it's something


I would also recommend Coursera courses like:

Ancient Egypt: A history in six objects by the University of Manchester, or

Roman architecture by the Yale Univ

There is also an introduction to Egyptology course by the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, which I quite like, but unfortunately this last one is only available in Spanish

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