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Ancient Rome for Kids

Learn about Ancient Rome for Kids in the seventh adventure which transports you back to Ancient Rome. You will learn about chariot racing, emperors, Roman bath houses & more.

Place the Ancient Rome sticker on the timeline and find modern-day Italy on the world map. Find a cosy place to read the illustrated time-travelling Ancient Rome story with the matching bookmark, then learn some Ancient Rome facts in the history booklet.

Learn about the mosaics that the Ancient Romans used, then decorate your own Mosaic coaster. Plus make your own Ancient Rome wreath. Colour in the three Ancient Rome-themed designs with the pencils provided, then treasure your very own Ancient Rome-inspired stickers and special gift.


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Stories for Kids


Learn about Ancient Rome for Kids in the Adventure Story

Ancient Rome for Kids Book Illustration

Max and Katie’s next adventure takes them to Ancient Rome at the height of the Roman Empire. They are thrown into the exciting but dangerous world of chariot racing, where there are accusations of sabotage. Can Max and Katie uncover the fraud before someone gets hurt?

Join Max and Katie on their Ancient Rome adventure through history as they learn about chariot racing, emperors, Roman bath houses, pyramids and more!

Ancient Rome for Kids

Ancient Rome Facts for Kids !

Max and Katie Ancient Rome for Kids

Max and Katie visit Ancient Rome

The Colosseum is an amphitheatre that was built around 70 BC. It was used mainly for gladiator fights and could hold at least 50,000 spectators.

Colesseum

Roman soldiers were given excellent training and had to keep fit. They often marched 20 miles (32 km) in one day with heavy armour.


Roman Shield

We still use Roman numerals today instead of numbers on many clock faces, including London’s Big Ben!

Roman Numerals

Learn more about Roman History for Kids

Ancient Rome Pantheon
The Pantheon, Rome

Ancient Rome began as a small village, possibly built in the 8th century BC, which then grew to become one of the most powerful civilisations in history.

The Romans spoke a form of Latin. They developed their own system of writing numbers, which we call Roman numerals. We still use Roman numerals today on clock faces and when naming monarchs, for example Queen Elizabeth II.

The Romans were excellent engineers and architects who built impressive stadia, temples and statues. They introduced straight, paved roads to many countries, as well as advanced plumbing and heating systems. The Colosseum in Rome is an excellent example of a Roman amphitheatre that has largely withstood earthquakes and over 2000 years of history!

The Roman Empire

Ancient Rome Empire Map

In 27 BC, the Roman Empire began when Augustus Octavian became the first emperor of Rome. The Romans continued to march into other countries until they controlled an enormous empire. It reached all the way from Britain in the north west to Egypt in the south east.

In AD 117, Rome was the biggest city in the world and the empire covered around 5 million square kilometres (2 million square miles).

Gladiators

Ancient Rome Gladiators

One of the most popular forms of entertainment was to watch gladiator fights.

At the start of the Roman Empire, the gladiators were slaves or criminals who were forced to fight. However, as time went on, free men started to volunteer to be a gladiator, because there was prize money to win and the gladiators who won lots of fights became celebrities.

Gladiators sometimes wore helmets which protected the whole head as well as body armour.

Architecture - The Colosseum

The Colosseum

The Colosseum is a very famous amphitheatre in Rome, which was built around 70 BC. It was used mainly for gladiator fights, but also for wild animal hunts and executions of criminals.

The Colosseum had four floors and could hold at least 50,000 spectators.

It has been damaged over the years by earthquakes, but you can still visit the ruins in Rome today.

Soldiers and Inventions

Ancient-Rome-Soldiers

Roman soldiers came from all parts of the Roman Empire. They were loyal, because they chose to become soldiers. Also, after at least twenty years' service, soldiers were given either some land or a large amount of money, or both.

The Roman army developed some advanced weapons, which also helped them conquer new lands. They used powerful sling-shot catapults to smash the walls of castles. Rocks were loaded into a sling at the end of a long wooden post. This was then pulled back like a spring and released.




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