Ancient Inventions

Ancient Inventions

The history behind inventions that we still use today.

Episode Guide

  • Ancient Inventions - Sex and Love (Season 1 Episode 3)
    Season 1 Episode 3:

    Sex and Love

    The sometimes surprising, sometimes amusing contributions to erotica and human pleasure made by the Egyptians, Chinese and Greeks.

  • Ancient Inventions - City Life (Season 1 Episode 2)
    Season 1 Episode 2:

    City Life

    The ancient Greeks and Romans living in Ephesus strung lamps along its main streets, while the Chinese fed natural gas through bamboo pipes.

  • Ancient Inventions - War and Conflict (Season 1 Episode 1)
    Season 1 Episode 1:

    War and Conflict

    History of military hardware; the Assyrian tank; the Roman missile launcher; Byzantine use of flamethrowers; Chinese gunpowder.