A History of the World in 100 objects

A 100 part series by Neil MacGregor, Director of the British Museum, exploring world history from two million years ago to the present.

Objects featured in the series can be explored and their stories discovered in the Museum galleries or here on the website through the links below.

A BBC / British Museum partnership

Explore the objects


A History of the World in 100 objects book

Book of the series

Neil MacGregor, British Museum Director, explores over two million years through objects in the Museum's collection.

A History of the World in 100 objects

Share this page