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New historical, bite-sized podcast series. 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. Each series is made up of 10 episodes, and each episode is under 10 minutes long, packed full of information that is easy to understand for all ages. Our latest season includes The Rise of the Roman Empire, The Ancient Greeks, The Age of the Egyptians, The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, and When Dinosaurs Roamed the Earth. Written and narrated by Cambridge University archaeologist Matthew John Brooks.

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New historical, bite-sized podcast series. 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. Each series is made up of 10 episodes, and each episode is under 10 minutes long, packed full of information that is easy to understand for all ages. Our latest season includes The Rise of the Roman Empire, The Ancient Greeks, The Age of the Egyptians, The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, and When Dinosaurs Roamed the Earth. Written and narrated by Cambridge University archaeologist Matthew John Brooks.

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

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

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

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

    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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    • 9 min
    The Olympian Gods - The Ancient Greeks: Episode 9

    The Olympian Gods - The Ancient Greeks: Episode 9

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

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

    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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    • 10 min
    The Herbivores - When Dinosaurs Roamed the Earth: Episode 8

    The Herbivores - When Dinosaurs Roamed the Earth: Episode 8

    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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    • 9 min
    Julius Caesar - The Rise of The Roman Empire: Episode 8

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

    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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    • 10 min

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