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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.

Roman Art - The Rise of The Roman Empire: Episode7

January 4th, 2021

Welcome to The Rise of The Roman Empire podcast series by Cambridge For Kids. This seventh episode looks at Roman Art. The Romans greatly appreciated the ancient Greeks, especially their art. Instead of inventing new forms of art the Romans simply copied Greek styles and called it Roman. But where they truly flourished was in its revolutionary architecture, portraits and carved relief sculptures.

Written and Narrated by Cambridge University Archaeologist: Matthew John Brooks

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The Great Pyramid of Giza - The Age of The Egyptians: Episode7

January 8th, 2021

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Welcome to The Seven Wonders of the ancient world by Cambridge For Kids. This seventh episode looks at The Great Pyramid of Giza. Situated on the Giza plateau near the modern-day city of Cairo in Egypt, the great pyramid was the tallest structure ever built until the 19th century. Part of a royal burial complex it rises to a height of 146m and is made up of over two million blocks of hand-worked stone. But important questions still linger over the pyramids. How was it built? And who built them?

Written and Narrated by Cambridge University Archaeologist: Matthew John Brooks

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The Velociraptor - When Dinosaurs Roamed the Earth: Episode 7

January 11th, 2021

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Welcome to When Dinosaurs Roamed the Earth podcast series by Cambridge For Kids. This sixth episode looks at The Velociraptor. Velociraptors walked the Earth during the late Cretaceous period, about 90 to 65 million years ago and are closely related to modern birds. Extremely clever and deadly predators, these turkey-sized dinosaurs evolved to become perfect trackers and some could even glide using strong feathered wings.

Written and Narrated by Cambridge University Archaeologist: Matthew John Brooks

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Egyptian Customs and Beliefs - The Age of The Egyptians: Episode8

January 14th, 2021

Welcome to The Age of the Egyptians podcast series by Cambridge For Kids. This eighth episode looks at Egyptian Customs and Beliefs. Ancient Egyptians believed that each person's soul was immortal. In order for the soul to reach the afterlife a complex, traditional set of customs was required, sometimes ending with mummification. If these rites were not completed the dead would come back to haunt the living in the form of a ghost. In this episode, you will learn about burial customs and what they represented. The nine aspects of the soul. The use of shabti dolls to work for the god Osiris. And the different realms of the afterlife such as the Hall of Truth and the Field of Reeds.

Written and Narrated by Cambridge University Archaeologist: Matthew John Brooks

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Athens and Sparta - The Ancient Greeks: Episode 8

January 18th, 2021

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Welcome to The Ancient Greeks podcast series by Cambridge For Kids. This eighth episode looks at Athens and Sparta. The Athenians, skilled traders with a well-rounded society, they valued art, culture and democracy. The Spartans, experts in warfare valued strength, the monarchy and were suspicious of outsiders. They were once allies, but these powerful Greek city-states would become fierce enemies igniting a bloody civil war that ripped ancient Greece apart. In this episode, you will learn about their many differences. How they were governed. The differences in education and why they became bitter enemies.

Written and Narrated by Cambridge University Archaeologist: Matthew John Brooks

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Julius Caesar - The Rise of The Roman Empire: Episode 8

January 21st, 2021

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Welcome to The Rise of The Roman Empire podcast series by Cambridge For Kids. This eighth episode looks at Julius Caesar. One of the greatest military generals in history, he conquered most of Europe, for Rome. He was once kidnapped by pirates, invaded the land of Britons, had a love affair with Cleopatra and started a bloody civil war that effectively ended the Roman Republic and started the age of the Emperors. In this episode, you will learn about his family and his many military campaigns. Why he laid siege to Rome itself. The ensuing civil war and how and why he was assassinated.

Written and Narrated by Cambridge University Archaeologist: Matthew John Brooks

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The Herbivores - When Dinosaurs Roamed the Earth: Episode 8

January 27th, 2021

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Welcome to When Dinosaurs Roamed the Earth podcast series by Cambridge For Kids. This eighth episode looks at The Herbivores. 100 million years ago during the Jurassic and the Cretaceous Periods, some of the largest animals lumbered around the Earth. They had small brains with complex digestive systems and only ate plants. Other plant-eaters like the hadrosaurs and stegosaurus had armor and sharp horns to protect themselves from hungry carnivores. In this episode, you will learn about the varying sizes of plant-eaters. Their anatomy and digestive systems. Why the hadrosaurs used their horns as snorkels and why the stegosaurus had body armor like a tank.

Written and Narrated by Cambridge University Archaeologist: Matthew John Brooks

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