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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.

Architecture and Engineering - The Rise of The Roman Empire: Episode 5

June 8th, 2020

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Welcome to The Rise of The Roman Empire podcast series by Cambridge For Kids. This fifth episode looks at Architecture and Engineering. The Romans developed fascinating architecture and were outstanding engineers. While being strongly influenced by Greek and Etruscan designs, they were the finest builders of roads, bridges, and aqueducts in the ancient world. More than 50,000 miles of road connected Rome with the frontiers of the Roman Empire. 

Written and Narrated by Cambridge University Archaeologist: Matthew John Brooks

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The Statue of Zeus at Olympia - The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World: Episode 5

June 10th, 2020

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Welcome to The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World podcast series by Cambridge For Kids. This fifth episode looks at The Statue of Zeus at Olympia. The Statue of Zeus was a massive 12 meters high, statue of the god Zeus, the King of the Ancient Greek gods. The statue was made from an inner wooden structure then enclosed with luxurious materials such as ivory, ebony, bronze, gold leaf and precious jewels.  Zeus’s eyes were made of vibrant gems and around his head was a silver olive branch. The statue of Zeus stood for over 800 years and was considered the biggest statue the Ancient Greeks ever created.

Written and Narrated by Cambridge University Archaeologist: Matthew John Brooks

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Modern-Day Study of Dinosaurs - When Dinosaurs Roamed the Earth: Episode 5

June 15th, 2020

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Welcome to When Dinosaurs Roamed the Earth podcast series by Cambridge For Kids. This fifth episode looks at the Modern-Day Study of Dinosaurs. In these modern times, we are just beginning to decode the information hidden within the fossil record. But keeping in mind that these remains have changed from their original living state to fossils over millions of years. Nevertheless, scientists are making huge progress in the way this research is captured. These new techniques have also helped develop new medicine for the sick.

Written and Narrated by Cambridge University Archaeologist: Matthew John Brooks

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Tutankhamun and the Curse - The Age of the Egyptians: Episode 6

June 15th, 2020

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Welcome to The Age of the Egyptians podcast series by Cambridge For Kids. This sixth episode looks at Tutankhamun and the Curse. The Pharaoh Tutankhamun died in 1323 BC aged around 18. His body was moved to the Valley of the Kings, across the Nile from the city of Luxor in Egypt. When famous British archaeologist Howard Carter discovered the tomb of Tutankhamun in 1922 it was worldwide news but, what got more headlines was the story of the Curse of the Pharaoh, which is said to still exist day.

Written and Narrated by Cambridge University Archaeologist: Matthew John Brooks

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Architecture and Art - The Ancient Greeks: Episode 6

June 17th, 2020

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Welcome to The Ancient Greeks podcast series by Cambridge For Kids. This sixth episode looks at Architecture and Art. Ancient Greek architects and artists have provided some of the finest and most unique buildings ever seen in the ancient world. Through the design and use of their temples, sculptures and pottery, the Greeks would live by a central code, which was clear to see in their art and architecture. They would, in turn, be responsible for the start of classical design, which now dominates the western world.

Written and Narrated by Cambridge University Archaeologist: Matthew John Brooks

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Life as a Roman - The Rise of the Roman Empire: Episode 6

June 19th, 2020

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Welcome to The Rise of The Roman Empire podcast series by Cambridge For Kids. This sixth episode looks at Life as a Roman. Everyday life in a Roman city was totally reliant on your status in society. The city, however, contained a mix of rich and poor people. The rich had the advantage of slave labour, whether it was warming the water at the baths, cooking and serving them their late afternoon meal, or educating their children.  The poor, on the other hand, had no education, lived in run-down apartment blocks, and lived off the assistance of the government.

Written and Narrated by Cambridge University Archaeologist: Matthew John Brooks

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Mausoleum at Halicarnassus - The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World: Episode 6

June 22nd, 2020

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Welcome to The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World podcast series by Cambridge For Kids. This sixth episode looks at Mausoleum at Halicarnassus. It was a huge burial chamber built for Mausolus, the leader of Caria and governor of the Persian Empire, in 350 BC. It was built using Persia's rich source of marble, set on a rectangular platform and contained Ionic columns with a stepped roof in the shape of a pyramid. On top of the roof was a gigantic statue of Mausolus riding a chariot, in the image of Hercules. 

Written and Narrated by Cambridge University Archaeologist: Matthew John Brooks

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The T-Rex, King of Dinosaurs - When Dinosaurs Roamed the Earth: Episode 6

June 24th, 2020

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Welcome to When Dinosaurs Roamed the Earth podcast series by Cambridge For Kids. This sixth episode looks at The T-Rex, King of Dinosaurs. The name Tyrannosaurus Rex means ‘king of the tyrant lizards’ in Greek. It stood 4m tall and 12m long and weighed as much as 9 tons. It had very powerful legs and a muscular tail, which was necessary to balance its large, heavy head and permitted it to move quickly. Studies suggest the giant could run 10 to 25 mph. The T-rex's bite could utilize up to 13,000 pounds of pressure, which is equal to the force of a medium-sized elephant falling on top of you. 

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Written and Narrated by Cambridge University Archaeologist: Matthew John Brooks

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The Great Pyramid and Aliens - The Age of The Egyptians: Episode 7

June 29th, 2020

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Welcome to The Age of the Egyptians podcast series by Cambridge For Kids. This seventh episode looks at The Great Pyramid and Aliens. Archaeologists have spent many years trying to crack the mysteries of the ancient pharaohs' burial tombs, but are yet to even scratch the surface of the pyramids' true history and nature. The pyramids' baffling past has given rise, over the course of the 20th and 21st century to countless theories about their construction, mostly involving aliens!

Written and Narrated by Cambridge University Archaeologist: Matthew John Brooks

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