A History of the World in 100 Objects
A trip to the museum can sometimes leave you feeling a bit confused. What is the importance of this object? Where does it fit into the social context and has it had an impact on my life? In fact, what IS this object?
A History of the World in 100 objects is a groundbreaking collaboration between the British Museum and the BBC launched in 2010, which stands to answer all of your unanswered questions. You will be shown an object in each episode that will have some significance on your everyday life and you will find out what this is. The two million years of history is a fascinating piece of entertainment that will also give you a unique and fresh perspective on your everyday life. This romp through our lives and the things that we now believe we can't live without is now available to enjoy on audiobooks on MP3 and audiobooks on CD.
You will be taken on a journey which will really expand your knowledge and open your mind as narrator Neil MacGregor explains the purpose of each and every object from throughout time. You will be surprised at just how significant some of the creations are to your everyday life. How has a neolithic Clovis flint spearhead or a Chinese Han lacquer cup shaped your modern world?
The show was first aired on BBC Radio 4 and is even more precise and interesting on CD audiobooks and MP3 audiobooks. If you are tired of the same old dry, dusty history programmes, give this a try and get a completely different perspective on 100 of the world's most influential objects.