Join Anna Leone for a tour through time as she explores life in North Africa from the Roman era to today. Find out how (olive) oil has been driving the world economy since antiquity, how you can tell a lot about a time period by its frying pans, and how superstitions about their brothers defined how Amazigh women weave their textiles.

Anna Leone is a professor of archaeology at Durham University. She completed her PhD at the University of Leicester and became a research assistant at the University of Oxford, both in the UK. She has worked on numerous excavations in Italy and North Africa, particularly in Carthage and Libya. Her research focuses on the problems that plagued North African cities from Late Antiquity to the Arab Conquests. She has actively worked for the documentation and protection of Heritage in Conflict and in Danger, with a specific focus on Libya and Tunisia.

This podcast is part of Converging Paths, kindly supported by the Altajir Trust and the Aga Khan Trust for Culture’s Education Programme.