A brief history of...

How did people tell the time without clocks? What’s the oldest type of writing? Who would wear a suit made of seal mammal gut?

Find the answers to all these questions and more in our Brief History videos. You’ll meet some of our curators and learn how to make a coin, how to write ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs and how to tell the time with a sundial.

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Young explorers: a brief history of time telling

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A brief history of clothing

From protection against the elements and harm to telling the rest of the world who we are.
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A brief history of money

Did you know that all sorts of things have been as money throughout history.
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A brief history of time telling

Everywhere you look there's something telling you the time.
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A brief history of writing

We use it so much that it's easy to think that writing has always been around.
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