Sex in the Ancient World: Egypt
- Genre: Special Interest-Documentary
- Release Date: 3/13/2012
For centuries, the sex lives of the Ancient Egyptians have been hidden away from history. Even today, some sexual images from Ancient Egypt are still censored by the authorities and concealed deep in the vaults of museum collections. In this candid and evocative program, take a fascinating journey back in time to discover the true story behind sex in Ancient Egypt. Join the experts as they reveal the meaning of sexually explicit graffiti, thousands of years old, found on the walls of an ancient limestone tomb near the Valley of the Kings. Next, witness the dramatic and high-tech computer re-creation of what is possibly the world's oldest form of erotica-the Turin Erotic Papyrus. Long shrouded in mystery, explore the many questions surrounding this controversial artifact: Does it portray the sex lives of the Gods and provide a coded message to the afterlife? Is it part of an elaborate and mystical ritual of conception? Or is it simply a relic of sexually explicit material from the ancient world? Featuring breathtaking imagery and contributions from leading experts, History presents a thrilling look at what really went on between the sheets in Ancient Egypt.