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Cambridge For Kids Ancient History Podcasts

Designed for home learning and aimed at children and young adults who are looking to further their knowledge in all things Ancient History and Science.

Inventions of Transportation - The Rise of The Roman Empire: Episode 4

May 1st, 2020

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Welcome to The Rise of The Roman Empire podcast series by Cambridge For Kids. This fourth episode looks at the Inventions of Transportation. Ancient Romans traveled by land and sea. From the earliest times, the Romans displayed remarkable skill at building and engineering. They constructed bridges across the river Tiber, aqueducts to supply Rome with water, and sewers to drain the Forum and keep the city healthy.

Written and Narrated by Cambridge University Archaeologist: Matthew John Brooks

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The Lighthouse of Alexandria - The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World: Episode 4

May 5th, 2020

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Welcome to The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World podcast Series by Cambridge For Kids. This fourth episode details The Lighthouse of Alexandria. The Lighthouse at Alexandria was the first known lighthouse and stood for 1600 years on the coast of Egypt. It was built on the island of Pharos, to help guide trade ships into its busy harbor at Alexandria. The lighthouse was damaged by several earthquakes and eventually became an abandoned ruin.

Written and Narrated by Cambridge University Archaeologist: Matthew John Brooks

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The Discovery of Dinosaurs Existence - When Dinosaurs Roamed the Earth: Episode 4

May 11th, 2020

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Welcome to When Dinosaurs Roamed the Earth podcast series by Cambridge For Kids. This fourth episode looks at The Discovery of Dinosaurs Existence. Ancient peoples most likely uncovered fossils of dinosaur bones from time to time, but they had no idea what they had found. Ancient Chinese writings from over 2,000 years ago found "dragon" bones. In 1676, Reverend Robert Plot discovered a large thigh bone in England. He believed it belonged to an ancient species of human "giants". Today we call them, dinosaurs!

Written and Narrated by Cambridge University Archaeologist: Matthew John Brooks

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Cleopatra - The Age of The Egyptians: Episode 5

May 15th, 2020

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Welcome to The Age of the Egyptians podcast series by Cambridge For Kids. This fifth episode looks at Cleopatra. Cleopatra, who reigned as queen of Egypt during the 1st century B.C., is one of the most famous female rulers in history. Her life inspired a Shakespeare play and several movies. Famous in history and drama as the lover of Julius Caesar and later as the wife of Mark Antony. She was the last of a series of rulers called the Ptolemies who ruled Egypt for nearly 300 years. She was also the last true pharaoh of Egypt.  

Written and Narrated by Cambridge University Archaeologist: Matthew John Brooks

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Literature and The Theatre - The Ancient Greeks: Episode 5

May 22nd, 2020

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Welcome to The Ancient Greeks podcast series by Cambridge For Kids. This fifth episode looks at Literature and The Theatre. One of the favourite forms of entertainment for the Ancient Greeks was the Theatre It began as part of a festival to the Greek god Dionysus, but eventually became extremely popular amongst the public and nobility. Literature and theatre was an important aspect of Greek culture and influenced modern drama, bringing together elements of myth, ritual, religion, dance and music.

Written and Narrated by Cambridge University Archaeologist: Matthew John Brooks

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