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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

Available for over a year

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