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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