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    • Oldest Song from Ancient Greece: The Seikilos Song - Duration: 3 minutes, 35 seconds.

      • 4 years ago
      The Seikilos Stele contains the oldest song from ancient Greece and dates to c.100 BCE. This video explores how the stele was found and how the song sounds; it is sung at 2:28!

      As long as you live...
    • Romulus and Remus: A History of the Roman Empire in Coins - Duration: 107 seconds.

      • 4 years ago
      This video takes a look at how the Roman people represented the myth of Romulus and Remus on their coinage. Spanning in time from 269 BCE- 248 CE.

      In Roman mythology, Romulus and his twin brother ...
    • The Alexander Mosaic - The Battle of Issus 333 BCE - Duration: 2 minutes, 15 seconds.

      • 4 years ago
      The Alexander Mosaic, dating from circa 100 BCE, depicts the Battle of Issus (333 BCE) between Alexander the Great and Darius III of Persia. It is one of the most spectacular and recognisable depic...
    • 7 Wonders of the Ancient World - Duration: 8 minutes, 52 seconds.

      • 5 months ago
      The seven ancient wonders of the world were; The Great Pyramid at Giza, The Hanging Gardens at Babylon, The Statue of Zeus at Olympia, The Temple of Artemis at Ephesus, The Mausoleum at Halicarnass...
    • Greek Sculpture - Ancient History Encyclopedia - Duration: 48 seconds.

      • 5 years ago
      Greek sculpture from 800 to 300 BCE took early inspiration from Egyptian and Near Eastern monumental art, and over centuries evolved into a uniquely Greek vision of the art form. Greek artists woul...
    • Greek Sculpture: Painted Marble, not White! - Duration: 3 minutes, 54 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      Sheila Hoffman looks at colour in ancient Greek sculpture. Contrary to popular belief, the ancient Greeks actually painted their statues... they were not white!

      Greek sculptors were particularly c...
    • The Ocarina - Ancient Wind Instrument Played & Explained - Duration: 5 minutes, 30 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      Samuel Bouchet of Terre di Suoni plays the ocarina instrument and demonstrates how different ocarinas can give us very different types of music. Ocarinas are musical instruments made of clay that p...
    • Virtual Rome: an Interview with Dr. Matthew Nicholls - Duration: 10 minutes, 17 seconds.

      • 4 years ago
      Dr. Matthew Nicholls from the University of Reading sat down with James Lloyd, AHE's Video Editor, to discuss his Virtual Rome project. This project recreates the city of Rome c.317 CE, including v...
    • Cave Art: Complex Paintings from the Stone Age - Duration: 3 minutes, 28 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      Sheila explores the sophistication of cave art and the prehistoric painters who created it. Learn about the techniques and pigments they used, and how much effort went into getting just the right c...
    • Medusa, the Snake-Headed Monster in Greek Mythology - Duration: 4 minutes, 43 seconds.

      • 11 months ago
      Learn all about the myth and legend of Medusa! Kelly Macquire tells the story of how Medusa became a terrible snake-headed monster in Greek Mythology.

      Medusa was one of three sisters born to Phorc...
    • Persephone, Queen of the Underworld in Greek Mythology - Duration: 4 minutes, 58 seconds.

      • 7 months ago
      Learn all about the myth and legend of Persephone! Kelly Macquire tells the story of the goddess of grain and the queen of the underworld in Greek Mythology, Persephone.

      Persephone, also known as ...
    • Prometheus, the Titan Who Stole Fire and Gave It to Humanity - Duration: 5 minutes, 16 seconds.

      • 10 months ago
      Learn all about the myth and legend of Prometheus! Kelly Macquire tells the story of the creation of humankind by Prometheus, and his subsequent punishment by Zeus in Greek Mythology.

      In Greek myt...
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