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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.

The Language of Hieroglyphics - The Age of The Egyptians: Episode 3

April 14th, 2020

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Welcome to The Age of the Egyptians podcast series by Cambridge For Kids. This third episode looks at The Language of Hieroglyphics. Hieroglyphic writing died out in Egypt in the fourth century C.E. Over time the knowledge of how to read hieroglyphs was lost, until the discovery of the Rosetta Stone.

 

Written and Narrated by Cambridge University Archaeologist: Matthew John Brooks

 

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Government and Law - The Ancient Greeks: Episode 3

April 14th, 2020

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Welcome to The Ancient Greeks podcast series by Cambridge For Kids. This third episode looks at Government and Law. The Ancient Greek world had no single system of law; individual states like Athens and Sparta, instead created their own political and legal ideas. The most common systems of Greek government were Democracy - where the people made the decisions. Monarchy - rule by one individual who had inherited his role, much like a King. Oligarchy - rule by a small group of people.

 

Written and Narrated by Cambridge University Archaeologist: Matthew John Brooks

 

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Romans and the Economy - The Rise of The Roman Empire: Episode 3

April 14th, 2020

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Welcome to The Rise of The Roman Empire podcast series by Cambridge For Kids. This third episode looks at the Romans and the Economy. During the Roman Republic, the Roman economy was largely based on farming and trade, centered on goods such as grain and wine. Military expansion powered the economy, bringing in slaves and riches back to Rome, which transformed the city of Rome and the Romans themselves.

 

Written and Narrated by Cambridge University Archaeologist: Matthew John Brooks

 

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The Temple Of Artemis - The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World: Episode 3

April 15th, 2020

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Welcome to The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World podcast series by Cambridge For Kids. This third episode looks at The Temple Of Artemis. The Temple of Artemis at Ephesus, in present-day Turkey, was built to honor the goddess Artemis, the protector of woman. It has been described as the most beautiful and dazzling of all of the Seven Wonders.

 

Written and Narrated by Cambridge University Archaeologist: Matthew John Brooks

 

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Biology, the Biggest, Smallest and the Strangest - When Dinosaurs Roamed the Earth: Episode 3

April 16th, 2020

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Welcome to When Dinosaurs Roamed the Earth podcast series by Cambridge For Kids. This third episode looks at Biology, the Biggest, Smallest and the Strangest. Size has been one of the most interesting aspects of dinosaur science to the general public and to scientists. Dinosaurs show some of the most extreme variations in any species that roamed the Earth. We will also look at some of the strangest dinosaurs ever discovered. Incredibly weird beasts that baffled scientists for many years.

Written and Narrated by Cambridge University Archaeologist: Matthew John Brooks

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Inventions - The Age of The Egyptians: Episode 4

April 21st, 2020

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Welcome to The Age of the Egyptians podcast series by Cambridge For Kids. This fourth episode looks at Inventions. Egyptian inventions were vast and it might be easier to list the things they did not invent such as the wheel; not unexpected in a civilization where boats were mainly used as the means of transport. The Pyramids. Writing. Papyrus Sheets. Black Ink. The Ox-drawn Plough. The Sickle. Irrigation. The Sundial. Are but a few of their many inventions.

Written and Narrated by Cambridge University Archaeologist: Matthew John Brooks

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Greek Philosophy, the First Thinkers - The Ancient Greeks: Episode 4

April 28th, 2020

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Welcome to The Ancient Greeks podcast series by Cambridge For Kids. This fourth episode looks at Greek Philosophy, the First Thinkers. The philosophers of ancient Greece were among the greatest thinkers to ever grace humanityAncient Greek philosophy and medical writing were extremely important on later thought, both in the West and in the East. 

Written and Narrated by Cambridge University Archaeologist: Matthew John Brooks

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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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