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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.
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Presenters: Lucas and Sophia

Introduction

Join our young hosts as they prepare to explore the Ancient Greeks exhibition.
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Presenters: Lucas and Sophia

Statue of Nike

Nike, the goddess of victory, determined the fortune of gods and people alike.
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Presenters: Lucas

Group of women playing knucklebones

The Ancient Greeks loved games of chance and one of the most popular games was knucklebones.
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Statue of a discus thrower

A young Greek athlete gets ready to throw his discus.
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Presenters: Sophia

Bell krater – Daredevils on horseback

The Ancient Greeks enjoyed sports and this vessel shows an interesting competition involving man and beast.
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Presenters: Lucas

Chous (small jug)

This jug shows the Ancient Greeks loved their pets, just like us.
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Armour

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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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.
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Lamp with baby Herakles

Herakles, who was also known as Hercules, was super strong and performed many astounding feats of strength over his life.
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Figurines

These three terracotta figurines show the Ancient Greeks thought about food just as much as we do!
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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.
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Presenters: Sophia

Conclusion

Sophia and Lucas sign-off and go in search of Herakles and bananas.
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Presenters: Sophia and Lucas
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