Monty Python star Terry Jones presents this episode of the award-winning documentary series: Ancient Inventions: City Life.
“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
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.
In this programme, City Life, Terry Jones demonstrates ways in which societies have coped with urban life ever since cities were invented ten thousand years ago. Many aspects of modern urban living – central heating, coin operated slot machines, even taxicab meters – originated in ancient times.
“Jones makes history jolly” – The Sunday Telegraph
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The full series is also available on DVD: The Ancient World According to Terry Jones
Originally broadcast on Discovery Channel