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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.
Watch our guides to Time telling, Money, Clothing and Writing to start exploring!
Warning: watching the Brief History videos may lead to increased brain size.
From computers, watches, clocks, the sun and the moon: watch our video about how time has been told through history