Join Sophia and Lucas as they explore 10 super interesting objects from the Ancient Greeks: Warriors, Athletes and Heroes exhibition from the British Museum. Listen to the complete tour or individual object stories. See images of objects in the transcripts.
Ancient Greeks audio tour for kids with all stops
Join Lucas and Sophia as they explore 10 super interesting objects from our Ancient Greeks exhibition from the British Museum. Learn about toys and games, weapons and art and maybe the odd banana.
Group of women playing knucklebones
The Ancient Greeks loved games of chance and one of the most popular games was knucklebones.
Statue of a discus thrower
A young Greek athlete gets ready to throw his discus.
Bell krater – Daredevils on horseback
The Ancient Greeks enjoyed sports and this vessel shows an interesting competition involving man and beast.
This collection of armour gives a good sense of the type of protection worn by heavily armed foot soldiers as they went into battle.
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Presenters: Sophia and Lucas
Kylix (drinking cup) – Odysseus persuading Achilles
This jug shows a scene from the story of Achilles, who is unhappy because he didn’t get his way.
Lamp with baby Herakles
Herakles, who was also known as Hercules, was super strong and performed many astounding feats of strength over his life.
Frieze block from the tomb of King Mausolus
This sculptural panel comes from one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World: the colossal tomb built for King Mausolus of Karia.