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Ancient history presented in a family-friendly way by Bertie of Storynory. Amazing tales from ancient Greece, Lydia, Persia, Egypt and beyond are explained and brought to life. The Greek writer, Herodotus, often called the "father of history", travelled the known world and wrote vividly about history, customs, and myth. His "Histories" appeared around 435 BC, and tell the tale of the Persian wars between Greece and Persia, but not without fascination, interest and admiration for Greece's most powerful enemy, Persia. Bertie retells the stories and explains the context

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Ancient history presented in a family-friendly way by Bertie of Storynory. Amazing tales from ancient Greece, Lydia, Persia, Egypt and beyond are explained and brought to life. The Greek writer, Herodotus, often called the "father of history", travelled the known world and wrote vividly about history, customs, and myth. His "Histories" appeared around 435 BC, and tell the tale of the Persian wars between Greece and Persia, but not without fascination, interest and admiration for Greece's most powerful enemy, Persia. Bertie retells the stories and explains the context

    Gods of Ancient Egypt

    Gods of Ancient Egypt

    Herodotus often wrote about the Egyptian gods under Greek names. He thought the Egyptian gods were more or less the same as the Greek ones. Was he right?

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    • 9 min
    Herodotus - The River Nile

    Herodotus - The River Nile

    Herodotus visited Egypt and devoted the Second Book of his Histories to its wonders. He called Egypt the "Gift of the Nile" and looked at varios theories about where its true source was, and why it flooded its banks every year.

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    • 9 min
    Ancient Babylon

    Ancient Babylon

    The largest and most splendid city in the ancient world was captured by King Cyrus of Persia in 539 BC. The story is entwined with the history of the Jews in the Bible who were exiled to the rivers of Babylon.

    • 9 min
    The Cretan Bull

    The Cretan Bull

    Bertie is on the Greek Island of Crete and relates two famous legends from the time of King Minos - and how they blend into History in the writing of Herodotus.

    • 9 min
    The World’s Oldest Religion

    The World’s Oldest Religion

    Zoroastrianism is the ancient religion of the Persians and it is still practiced to this day. It has influenced many of our own beliefs, even if we don't realise it ! We continue our retelling of the histories of Herodotus from Ancient Greece.

    • 8 min
    Young Cyrus

    Young Cyrus

    A poor young Persian boy is a natural leader. In a game, his friends choose him to play their king. He gets into trouble when he orders the son of an aristocrat to be punished.

    • 11 min

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