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A History of the World in 100 Objects

February 2012

North American Otter Pipe

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Throughout this week Neil MacGregor, Director of the British Museum, explores the ways in which people sought pleasure around the world 2,000 years ago: from pipe smoking to sex.

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Warren Cup

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Throughout this week Neil MacGregor, Director of the British Museum, explores the ways in which people sought pleasure around the world 2,000 years ago: from pipe smoking to sex.

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Head of Augustus

Monday, February 27, 2012

Neil MacGregor continues his global history told through objects. This week he is with the great rulers of the world around 2,000 years ago.

Read more about the Head of Augustus.

Chinese Han Lacquer Cup

Friday, February 24, 2012

Neil MacGregor continues his global history told through objects. This week he is with the great rulers of the world around 2,000 years ago.

Read more about the Chinese Han Lacquer Cup.

Rosetta Stone

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Neil MacGregor continues his global history told through objects. This week he is with the great rulers of the world around 2,000 years ago.

Read more about the Rosetta Stone.

Pillar of Ashoka

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Neil MacGregor continues his global history told through objects. This week he is with the great rulers of the world around 2,000 years ago.

Read more about the Pillar of Ashoka.

Coin with Head of Alexander

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Neil MacGregor continues his global history told through objects. This week he is with the great rulers of the world around 2,000 years ago.

Read more about the Coin with Head of Alexander.

Chinese Bronze Bell

Monday, February 20, 2012

2,500 years ago thinkers such as Confucius and Plato were exploring how people should live, but can objects like the Parthenon sculptures or a golden chariot tell us more?

Read more about the Chinese Bronze Bell.

Olmec Stone Mask

Friday, February 17, 2012

2,500 years ago thinkers such as Confucius and Plato were exploring how people should live, but can objects like the Parthenon sculptures or a golden chariot tell us more?

Read more about the Olmec Stone Mask.

Basse Yutz Flagons

Thursday, February 16, 2012

2,500 years ago thinkers such as Confucius and Plato were exploring how people should live, but can objects like the Parthenon sculptures or a golden chariot tell us more?

Read more about the Basse Yutz Flagons.

Parthenon Sculpture: Centaur and Lapith

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

2,500 years ago thinkers such as Confucius and Plato were exploring how people should live, but can objects like the Parthenon sculptures or a golden chariot tell us more?

Read more about the Parthenon Sculpture: Centaur and Lapith.

Oxus Chariot Model

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

2,500 years ago thinkers such as Confucius and Plato were exploring how people should live, but can objects like the Parthenon sculptures or a golden chariot tell us more?

Read more about the Oxus Chariot Model.

Gold Coin of Croesus

Monday, February 13, 2012

From the very first coinage to burial shrouds, Neil MacGregor decodes five objects to reveal the ambition of new regimes across the world.

Read more about the Gold Coin of Croesus.

Paracas Textile

Friday, February 10, 2012

From the very first coinage to burial shrouds, Neil MacGregor decodes five objects to reveal the ambition of new regimes across the world.

Read more about the Paracas Textile.

Chinese Zhou Ritual Vessel

Thursday, February 09, 2012

From the very first coinage to burial shrouds, Neil MacGregor decodes five objects to reveal the ambition of new regimes across the world.

Read more about the Chinese Zhou Ritual Vessel.

Sphinx of Taharqo

Wednesday, February 08, 2012

From the very first coinage to burial shrouds, Neil MacGregor decodes five objects to reveal the ambition of new regimes across the world.

Read more about the Sphinx of Taharqo.

Lachish Reliefs

Tuesday, February 07, 2012

From the very first coinage to burial shrouds, Neil MacGregor decodes five objects to reveal the ambition of new regimes across the world.

Read more about the Lachish Reliefs.

Statue of Ramesses II

Monday, February 06, 2012

4,000 years ago societies were becoming more sophisticated. Among this week's objects are the earliest examples of literature and science.

Read more about Statue of Ramesses II.

Mold Gold Cape

Friday, February 03, 2012

4,000 years ago societies were becoming more sophisticated. Among this week's objects are the earliest examples of literature and science.

Read more about the Mold Gold Cape.

Minoan Bull Leaper

Thursday, February 02, 2012

4,000 years ago societies were becoming more sophisticated. Among this week's objects are the earliest examples of literature and science.

Read more about the Minoan Bull Leaper.

Rhind Mathematical Papyrus

Wednesday, February 01, 2012

4,000 years ago societies were becoming more sophisticated. Among this week's objects are the earliest examples of literature and science.

Read more about the Rhind Mathematical Papyrus.