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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.

Egyptian Art and Architecture - The Age of the Egyptians: Episode 9

February 2nd, 2021

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Welcome to The Age of the Egyptians podcast series by Cambridge For Kids. This ninth episode looks at Egyptian Art and Architecture. The Ancient Egyptians did things big. They were a deeply religious civilization so the bigger the structure or more profound the art, the greater the reward would be in the afterlife. Huge monuments cut from granite and brightly painted statues with precious jewels were a common theme that continued from the Old to the New Kingdom. In this episode, you will learn about the changes in style spanning over 1000 years. Half-human half-animal cube statues. Tomb art and wall paintings. And legendary temples such as the Temple of Amun and the Great Sphinx of Giza.

Written and Narrated by Cambridge University Archaeologist: Matthew John Brooks

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The Olympian Gods - The Ancient Greeks: Episode 9

February 9th, 2021

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Welcome to The Ancient Greeks podcast series by Cambridge For Kids. This ninth episode looks at The Olympian Gods. In order for the Ancient Greeks to make sense of a chaotic universe, the immortal gods were used to explain the forces of nature and the human experience. The greatest of these gods lived atop Mount Olympus, ruled over by Zeus the thunderer. They were passionate, spiteful, jealous and insecure beings that both loved and despised humanity. In this episode, you will learn about the twelve most important Greek gods. What each of them had control over and their awesome godly powers.

Written and Narrated by Cambridge University Archaeologist: Matthew John Brooks

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Latin Literature and Modern English - The Rise of The Roman Empire: Episode 9

February 16th, 2021

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Welcome to The Rise of The Roman Empire podcast series by Cambridge For Kids. This ninth episode looks at Latin Literature and Modern English. Latin, the language of the Ancient Romans was spoken throughout the Empire and gave rise to incredible works of literature. Today the Romans are but a memory but what survives is Latin. About 70% of all English words originate from Latin. Brought to Britain by Romanised Germanic tribes, following the invasion of Julius Caesar in 55 BC. In this episode, you will learn about the Golden Age of Roman literature with poets like Virgil, Horace, and Seneca. The formation of Modern English. And the change in culture and language when Catholic philosopher St. Augustine landed in Britain. 

Written and Narrated by Cambridge University Archaeologist: Matthew John Brooks

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The Extinction of Dinosaurs - When Dinosaurs Roamed the Earth: Episode 9

February 23rd, 2021

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Welcome to When Dinosaurs Roamed the Earth podcast series by Cambridge For Kids. This ninth episode looks at The Extinction of Dinosaurs. Around 65 million years ago the dinosaurs and many other species, became extinct.  The mystery gave rise to countless theories on why. But in 1981 an outlandish proposal was put forward, that a huge meteor smashed into Earth obliterating life. What started off as a crazy idea has now grown into the best explanation of how and why the dinosaurs became extinct. In this episode, you will learn about the KT Extinction Event. The other explanations put forward by scientists. What happened to life after the meteor hit. And how a substance only found in space, solved the mystery  

Written and Narrated by Cambridge University Archaeologist: Matthew John Brooks

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