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Ancient Inventions: Sex and Love

Presented by Monty Python's Terry Jones

Year: 1997, 50 mins
Code: SEV-InventLove

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Monty Python star Terry Jones presents this award-winning documentary series.

Ancient Inventions takes a revealing look at some of the ancient world’s most remarkable inventions. At the same time, it takes a wry look at the modern world and asks if there are some areas where the past did things better. History enthusiast Terry Jones takes us on an unconventional, myth-busting journey revealing the unexpected, whilst discovering that the ancient world was every bit as inventive as our own.

Sex and Love
Learn about the early inventions created for attracting the opposite sex and how they were conceived. From the first mechanical clock created to time the conception of the heir to China's dynasty, to the invention of the pill and how the Egyptians realized that crocodile dung made an excellent contraceptive.

Other episodes in this series:
War and Conflict
City Life

Directed by Phil Grabsky

“Jones makes history jolly” – The Sunday Telegraph

“Jones’s enthusiasm and humour ensured that this lesson was never a drag….just the sort of mensch who can bring a difficult subject to life” – Evening Standard

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