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Week 1: The OI and Ancient Games

Week 2: The OI and Film

Week 3: The OI and Ancient Epics

Week 4: Household Items in the Ancient Middle East

Week 5: The History of Wine

Week 6: Music in the Ancient Middle East

Week 7: Magic in the Ancient Middle East

Week 8: The OI Thanks Essential Workers

Week 9: Art and Artists in the Ancient Middle East

Week 10: Landscape Archaeology

Week 11: Food in the Ancient Middle East

Week 12: Language in the Ancient Middle East

Week 13: Companion Animals in the Ancient Middle East

Week 14: Fashion and Beauty in the Ancient Middle East

Week 15: Astronomy in the Ancient Middle East

Week 16: OI Excavates

Week 17: Creation Myths

Week 18: Mummies

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