A History of the World in 100 Objects

A History of the World was a 2010 partnership between the BBC and the British Museum, involving schools, museums and audiences across the UK. This website features all the objects added to the project during the year both by museums and individuals. You can also listen to and download all the episodes of the radio series A History of the World in 100 objects.

At the heart of the project was the BBC Radio 4 series A History of the World in 100 Objects. One hundred 15-minute programmes, each focusing on an object from the British Museum’s collection, written and narrated by Neil MacGregor, Director of the British Museum. The programmes told a history of two million years of humanity through the objects we have made, starting with the earliest object in the museum’s collection.

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