Cambridge For Kids Ancient History Podcasts show

Cambridge For Kids Ancient History Podcasts

Summary: Cambridge For Kids has produced a number of historical podcasts aimed at children and adults who are looking to further their knowledge in all things history. Episodes are all under 10 minutes, packed full of information that is easy to understand and entertaining. Written and narrated by Cambridge based archaeologist Matthew John Brooks.

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Podcasts:

 Tutankhamun and the Curse - The Age of the Egyptians: Episode 6 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 07:09

 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.✅ GET IT HERE!Written and Narrated by Cambridge University Archaeologist: Matthew John Brookscambridgeforkids.podbean.com

 Literature and The Theatre - The Ancient Greeks: Episode 5 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 09:13

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 Brookscambridgeforkids.podbean.com

 Cleopatra - The Age of The Egyptians: Episode 5 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 10:15

 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 Brookscambridgeforkids.podbean.com

 The Discovery of Dinosaurs Existence - When Dinosaurs Roamed the Earth: Episode 4 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 08:59

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 Brookscambridgeforkids.podbean.com

 The Lighthouse of Alexandria - The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World: Episode 4 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 08:17

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 Brookscambridgeforkids.podbean.com

 Inventions of Transportation - The Rise of The Roman Empire: Episode 4 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 09:18

 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 Brookscambridgeforkids.podbean.com

 Greek Philosophy, the First Thinkers - The Ancient Greeks: Episode 4 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 09:25

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 humanity. Ancient 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 Brookscambridgeforkids.podbean.com

 Inventions - The Age of The Egyptians: Episode 4 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 07:55

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 Brookscambridgeforkids.podbean.com

 Biology, the Biggest, Smallest and the Strangest - When Dinosaurs Roamed the Earth: Episode 3 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 07:26

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 Brookscambridgeforkids.podbean.com

 The Temple Of Artemis - The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World: Episode 3 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 07:11

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 cambridgeforkids.podbean.com

 Romans and the Economy - The Rise of The Roman Empire: Episode 3 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 07:01

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 cambridgeforkids.podbean.com

  Government and Law - The Ancient Greeks: Episode 3 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 07:07

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 cambridgeforkids.podbean.com

 The Language of Hieroglyphics - The Age of The Egyptians: Episode 3 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 07:55

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 cambridgeforkids.podbean.com

 The Dinosaurs - When Dinosaurs Roamed the Earth: Episode 2 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 07:06

Welcome to When Dinosaurs Roamed the Earth podcast series by Cambridge For Kids. This second episode looks at The Dinosaurs. The dinosaurs were among the most successful animals ever to live on the Earth. Their reign lasted over 100 million years. 65 million years ago a city-sized asteroid wiped out the dinosaurs and three-quarters of all life on Earth.✅ GET IT HERE!Written and Narrated by Cambridge University Archaeologist: Matthew John Brookscambridgeforkids.podbean.com

 The Colossus of Rhodes - The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World: Episode 2 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 07:45

Welcome to The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World podcast series by Cambridge For Kids. This second episode looks at The Colossus of Rhodes. The Colossus of Rhodes was one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, and the most ambitious and tallest statue of the Hellenistic period. It represented the god Helios, and was built to thank the gods for the victory over the fierce warmongers, the Macedonians.Written and Narrated by Cambridge University Archaeologist: Matthew John Brookscambridgeforkids.podbean.com

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