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History through the eyes of a chicken - Chris A. Kniesly

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The Ancient Egyptian king Thutmose III described the chicken as a marvelous foreign bird that “gives birth daily.” Romans brought them on their military campaigns to foretell the success of future battles. Today, this bird occupies a much less honorable position – on dinner plates. Chris Kniesly explains the evolving role of chickens throughout history.

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Meet The Creators

  • Educator Chris A. Kniesly
  • Director Mark Phillips
  • Narrator Addison Anderson
  • Sound Designer Sam Bair
  • Associate Producer Bethany Cutmore-Scott
  • Content Producer Gerta Xhelo
  • Editorial Producer Alex Rosenthal
  • Fact-Checker Francisco Diez

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