A History of the World in 100 Objects

A History of the World in 100 Objects

Inspired by the groundbreaking BBC Radio 4 series, this book explores the fascinating stories of 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

A BBC/British Museum partnership.

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1. Making us human 2,000,000 - 9000 BC

2. After the Ice Age: food and sex 9000 - 3500 BC

3. The First Cities and States 4000 - 2000 BC

4. The Beginning of Science and Literature 1500 - 700 BC

5. Old World, New Powers 1100 - 300 BC

6. The World in the Age of Confucius 500 - 300 BC

7. Empire Builders 300 BC - AD 1

8. Ancient Pleasures, Modern Spice AD 1 - 600

9. The Rise of World Faiths AD 200 - 600

10. The Silk Road And Beyond AD 400 - 700

11. Inside The Palace: Secrets At Court AD 700 - 950

12. Pilgrims, Raiders and Traders AD 900 - 1300

13. Status Symbols AD 1200 - 1400

14. Meeting The Gods AD 1200 - 1400

15. The Threshold of the Modern World AD 1375 - 1550

16. The First Global Economy AD 1450 - 1600

17. Tolerance and Intolerance AD 1550 - 1700

18. Exploration, Exploitation and Enlightenment AD 1680 - 1820

19. Mass Production, Mass Persuasion AD 1780 - 1914

20. The World of Our Making AD 1914 - 2010

Africa

Americas

Ancient Egypt

Ancient Greece and Rome

Asia

Europe

Middle East

Themes, exhibitions and changing displays

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