BBC Radio 4

A History of the World in 100 Objects

Director of the British Museum, Neil MacGregor, narrates 100 programmes that retell humanity's history through the objects we have made

Director of the British Museum, Neil MacGregor, narrates 100 programmes that retell humanity's history through the objects we have made

Episodes: 100

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Solar-powered lamp and charger

Duration: 14 min

Credit card

Duration: 14 min

Throne of Weapons

Duration: 14 min

Hockney's In the Dull Village

Duration: 13 min

Russian revolutionary plate

Duration: 14 min

Suffragette-defaced penny

Duration: 14 min

Sudanese slit drum

Duration: 14 min

Hokusai's The Great Wave

Duration: 14 min

Early Victorian tea set

Duration: 14 min

Ship's chronometer from HMS Beagle

Duration: 14 min

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