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A History of the World in 100 Objects

Old World, New Powers (1100 - 300 BC)

Sphinx of Taharqo

Duration: 14 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

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This week Neil MacGregor describes the movement of great powers around the globe some 3000 years ago. Today, how Egypt was conquered by Sudan and the black sphinx that proves it Show more

A History of the World in 100 Objects

Old World, New Powers (1100 - 300 BC)

Paracas Textile Fragment

Duration: 14 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

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Neil MacGregor's history of humanity told through objects. Today, textiles from Peru that have remarkably survived for over 2000 years Show more

A History of the World in 100 Objects

Old World, New Powers (1100 - 300 BC)

Gold Coin of Croesus

Duration: 14 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

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Neil MacGregor continues his world history told through objects at the British Museum with the world's first proper coins that made King Croesus so rich Show more

A History of the World in 100 Objects

Old World, New Powers (1100 - 300 BC)

Lachish Reliefs

Duration: 14 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

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Neil MacGregor entounteres the huge stone carvings that describe an epic seige in Judah in 701BC. Show more

A History of the World in 100 Objects

Old World, New Powers (1100 - 300 BC)

Chinese Zhou Ritual Vessel

Duration: 14 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

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The history of the world through objects at the British Museum. Today, 3000 year old Chinese ritual and a bronze burial object Show more

A History of the World in 100 Objects

Exploration, Exploitation and Enlightenment (AD 1680-1820)

Akan Drum

Duration: 14 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

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Neil MacGregor explores the often troubled relationship between Europeans and the rest of the world during the 18th century. Today, he is with an African drum taken to America. Show more

A History of the World in 100 Objects

The World in the Age of Confucius (500 - 300 BC)

Parthenon Sculpture: Centaur + Lapith

Duration: 14 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

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Neil MacGregor's history of humanity through objects at the British Museum arrives at the Parthenon in Greece and the story of the great sculpture Show more

A History of the World in 100 Objects

The World in the Age of Confucius (500 - 300 BC)

Chinese Bronze Bell

Duration: 14 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

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Neil MacGregor's history of the world through objects at the British Museum summons up the sound of China 2,500 years ago, with a bronze bell from the age of Confucius Show more

A History of the World in 100 Objects

Pilgrims, Raiders and Traders (900 - 1300 AD)

Kilwa pot sherds

Duration: 14 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

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In a week that explores the tangle of trade routes that crisscrossed the globe 1000 years ago, Neil MacGregor sifts through broken pot fragments from an African beach. Show more

A History of the World in 100 Objects

Pilgrims, Raiders and Traders (900 - 1300 AD)

Vale of York Hoard

Duration: 14 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

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The history of the world as told through objects. This week Neil MacGregor, director of the British Museum, is with a great Viking silver hoard discovered in North Yorkshire