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CLIP 5413

Toys and games from Roman times

Toys and games from Roman times
Key Info
  • Toys and games from Roman times
  • Duration: 01:03
  • Modern toys, including scooters, yo-yos, marbles and skipping ropes, were around in Roman times. Roman children also used to have mini chariot races using dogs or goats to pull them along. No Roman toys have ever been found in Scotland. With thanks to the VRoma Project. This clip has subtitles available in Flash.
  • Subject:



    Romans: Roman Life

  • Keywords: toys, children, games, Roman, history, Scotland, subtitled
Ideas for use in class
  • This clip could be used to compare childhood, toys and games through different historic periods. Compare the toys mentioned here with those featured in the clip on 'Toys and Games' in Victorian times.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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