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A History of the World in 100 Objects




Bird-shaped pestle, Papua New Guinea
Bird-shaped pestle, Papua New Guinea
Trustees of the British Museum

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Director of the British Museum Neil MacGregor takes us on a journey through two million years of human history. He's managed to pick just 100 objects to help explain the history of the world. They're presented in a new book based on his popular BBC series, A History of the World in 100 objects. Madeleine talked to MacGregor about the objects he chose.