A History of the World in 100 Objects

A History of the World in 100 Objects

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AHOW: A History of the World Special 18 May 2011

Peter Lewis tells a story of love, separation and hardship, through the object he added to the BBC History of the...

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AHOW: 100 Solar-powered lamp and charger 22 Oct 2010

A lamp that runs off sunlight. Neil MacGregor, Director of the British Museum, looks at the final object in the...

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AHOW: 099 Credit card 21 Oct 2010

A plastic credit card. Neil MacGregor, Director of the British Museum, explores the changing role of money in the...

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Credit card

Neil MacGregor's history of the world as told through things. Throughout this week he is examining objects that speak...

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AHOW: 098 Throne of Weapons 20 Oct 2010

Chair made from decommissioned guns. Neil MacGregor, Director of the British Museum, explores the impact of weapons...

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Throne of Weapons

The history of humanity, as told through one hundred objects from the British Museum in London, is drawing to an end....

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AHOW: 097 Hockney's In the Dull Village 19 Oct 2010

Print by the British artist David Hockney. Neil MacGregor, Director of the British Museum, explores the sexual...

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Hockney's In the Dull Village

This week Neil MacGregor's history of the world is examining the forces that helped shape our way of life and ways of...

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AHOW: 096 Russian revolutionary plate 18 Oct 2010

Decorated plate from St Petersburg. Neil MacGregor, Director of the British Museum, explores the Russian Revolution...

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Russian revolutionary plate

Neil MacGregor's history of the world as told through things that time has left behind. Throughout this closing week...

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AHOW: 095 Suffragette-defaced penny 15 Oct 2010

A defaced coin from 1903. Neil MacGregor, Director of the British Museum, explores the rise of mass political...

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Suffragette-defaced penny

Neil MacGregor's world history told through objects from the British Museum in London. The objects he has chosen this...

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AHOW: 094 Sudanese slit drum 14 Oct 2010

A wooden drum from central Africa. Neil MacGregor, Director of the British Museum, examines a buffalo-shaped drum...

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Sudanese slit drum

The history of humanity as told through one hundred objects from the British Museum in London. This week Neil...

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AHOW: 093 Hokusai's The Great Wave 13 Oct 2010

Hokusai woodblock print. Neil MacGregor, Director of the British Museum, examines The Great Wave by Hokusai, one of...

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Hokusai's The Great Wave

The history of humanity - as told through one hundred objects from the British Museum in London - is once again in...

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AHOW: 092 Early Victorian Tea Set 12 Oct 2010

Wedgwood pottery tea set. Neil MacGregor, Director of the British Museum, looks at the history of Britain's...

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Early Victorian tea set

This week Neil MacGregor's history of the world is looking at how the global economy became cemented in the 19th...

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AHOW: 091 Ship's chronometer from HMS Beagle 11 Oct 2010

A 19th century chronometer. Neil MacGregor, Director of the British Museum, looks at an instrument that first helped...

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Ship's chronometer from HMS Beagle

Neil MacGregor's history of the world as told through things. Throughout this week he is examining the global economy...

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