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Ancient Stories

Ancient Stories: A Guide to the Stories of the Ancient World

The people of the ancient Mediterranean had many stories to tell, and they told them in many ways. Download this pamphlet to learn about some ancient stories you can find in the Kelsey galleries and the different ways people told their stories more than 2,000 years ago.

Storytime Videos

Below are five stories from the ancient world that you can find in the galleries of the Kelsey Museum. 

Hungry for more? See our Coloring Pages for images from these ancient tales that you can download and color.

Herakles and His Labors

A story about Herakles, the greatest of all Greek heroes.

Osiris, Set, Isis, and Nephthys

This story centers on the Egyptian King of the Dead, Osiris.

Dionysus and the Pirates

An adventure featuring everybody's favorite over-indulger, Dionysus.

Hermes and Apollo

A tale of sibling rivalry on an epic scale.

King Midas and the Golden Touch

King Midas gets more than he bargained for.