Game board with two pieces and a dice

Audio tour: collection highlights

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Object timeline

400.000-350.000 a. C.

Dos hachas de mano británicas

A picture of two axe heads
Hoxne, Suffolk, Inglaterra
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2600–2400 a. C.

El juego real de Ur

Game board with two pieces and a dice
Ur (actual Tell el-Muqayyar), Irak, Asia
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645–635 a. C.

Relieve de una caza de leones

Alabaster wall panel showing lion hunt.
Palacio del norte, Nineveh (cerca de la actual Mosul), Irak, Asia
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447–432 a.C.

Galería del Partenón

Sculptures from the east pediment of the Parthenon
Atenas, Grecia
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197 a.C.

La piedra de Rosetta

The Rosetta Stone
Fort Saint Julien, El-Rashid (Rosetta), Egipto, África
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Alrededor del año 250 d. C.

Relieve doble cara de Amaravati

A relief from Amaravati, India depicting people and animals
Amaravati, India
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Principios del siglo VII d. C.

El casco de Sutton Hoo

Gold warrior helmet turned brown over time.
Sutton Hoo, Suffolk, Inglaterra
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Hoa Hakananai'a

Hoa Hakananai'a sculpture made of basalt.
Probablemente Rano Kau, Isla de Pascua, Polinesia
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Los jarrones David

Two blue and white porcelain vases
Jingdezhén, provincia de Jiangxi, China, Asia
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El relicario de la Santa Espina

A reliquary made of gold and encrusted with sapphires and rubies.
París, Francia
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Mosaico de una serpiente bicéfala

A mosaic double headed serpent
México, Centroamérica
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Alrededor de 1545–1550

Cuenco con decoración azul y blanca

Footed bowl with blue and white decoration
Iznik, Bursa, Región de Mármara, Turquía
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Galeón mecánico

A gilt figurine of a ship
Ausburgo, Baviera, Alemania
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Siglos XVI-XIX

Armadura samurái

Steel coloured Samurai suit and helmet with blue detail.
Japón, Asia
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Alrededor de 1650–1750

Jarrón luna

A white circular jar
Corea, Asia
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Mediados del siglo XIX

Camisa de guerrero

An Indigenous warrior shirt from Canada with long sleeves and decorative patterns on the shoulder and back
Alberta, Canadá
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Penique alterado por sufragistas

A coin defaced with a stamp proclaiming 'Votes for Women'
Londres, Inglaterra
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Escultura titulada "El árbol de la vida"

A metal sculpture of a tree and a bird made entirely of weapons
Maputo, Mozambique, África
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