If you thought you knew the ancient world, think again. Terry Jones brings the everyday details of the ancients - bizarre, hilarious or shocking - to life in this entertaining and informative programme. Egyptians were famed for their over-the-top building techniques, but what about the ordinary citizens of this ancient land? How did they lead their day to day Iives in an age when the average life expectancy was little more than forty? Did they believe in the pagan gods? What were their sex lives like? What did they do for entertainment? This programme is packed full of surprising and revealing little-known facts that throw new light on our understanding of the Egyptians.