Streams

Borobudur Buddha Head

Friday, March 30, 2012

Neil MacGregor uses five objects from the British Museum's collection that show how, even 1,000 years ago, trade, war and religion moved objects freely around the globe.

Read more about the Borobudur Buddha Head.

Japanese Bronze Mirror

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Neil MacGregor uses five objects from the British Museum's collection that show how, even 1,000 years ago, trade, war and religion moved objects freely around the globe.

Read more about the Japanese Bronze Mirror.

Hedwig Glass Beaker

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Neil MacGregor uses five objects from the British Museum's collection that show how, even 1,000 years ago, trade, war and religion moved objects freely around the globe.

Read more about the Hedwig Glass Beaker.

Vale of York Hoard

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Neil MacGregor uses five objects from the British Museum's collection that show how, even 1,000 years ago, trade, war and religion moved objects freely around the globe.

Read more about the Vale of York Hoard.

Chinese Tang Tomb Figures

Monday, March 26, 2012

From the inside of a harem to inside a Chinese grave, five objects shed light on the lives of the ruling elites 1200 years ago.

Read more about the Chinese Tang Tomb Figures.

Statue of Tara

Friday, March 23, 2012

From the inside of a harem to inside a Chinese grave, five objects shed light on the lives of the ruling elites 1200 years ago.

Read more about the Statue of Tara.

Lothair Crystal

Thursday, March 22, 2012

From the inside of a harem to inside a Chinese grave, five objects shed light on the lives of the ruling elites 1200 years ago.

Read more about the Lothair Crystal.

Harem Wall Painting Fragments

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

From the inside of a harem to inside a Chinese grave, five objects shed light on the lives of the ruling elites 1200 years ago.

Read more about the Harem Wall Painting Fragments.

Maya Relief of Royal Blood-Letting

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

From the inside of a harem to inside a Chinese grave, five objects shed light on the lives of the ruling elites 1200 years ago.

Read more about the Maya Relief of Royal Blood-Letting.

Silk Princess Painting

Monday, March 19, 2012

Five objects from the British Museum tell the story of the movement of goods and ideas, along the Silk Road out of China, to Korea and even as far as East Anglia.

Read more about the Silk Princess Painting.

Korean Roof Tile

Friday, March 16, 2012

Five objects from the British Museum tell the story of the movement of goods and ideas, along the Silk Road out of China, to Korea and even as far as East Anglia.

Read more about the Korean Roof Tile.

Moche Warrior Pot

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Five objects from the British Museum tell the story of the movement of goods and ideas, along the Silk Road out of China, to Korea and even as far as East Anglia.

Read more about the Moche Warrior Pot.

Sutton Hoo Helmet

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Five objects from the British Museum tell the story of the movement of goods and ideas, along the Silk Road out of China, to Korea and even as far as East Anglia.

Read more about the Sutton Hoo Helmet.

Gold Coin of Abd al-Malik

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Five objects from the British Museum tell the story of the movement of goods and ideas, along the Silk Road out of China, to Korea and even as far as East Anglia.

Read more about the Gold Coin of Abd al-Malik.

Arabian Bronze Hand

Monday, March 12, 2012

Neil MacGregor, Director of the British Museum, explores when and how many of the great religious images we are familiar with today came into existence.

Read more about the Arabian Bronze Hand.

Hinton St Mary Mosaic

Friday, March 09, 2012

Neil MacGregor, Director of the British Museum, explores when and how many of the great religious images we are familiar with today came into existence.

Read more about the Hinton St Mary Mosaic.

Silver Plate Showing Shapur II

Thursday, March 08, 2012

Neil MacGregor, Director of the British Museum, explores when and how many of the great religious images we are familiar with today came into existence.

Read more about the Silver Plate Showing Shapur II.

Gold Coin of Kumaragupta

Wednesday, March 07, 2012

Neil MacGregor, Director of the British Museum, explores when and how many of the great religious images we are familiar with today came into existence.

Read more about the Gold Coin of Kumaragupta.

Seated Buddha from Gandhara

Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Neil MacGregor, Director of the British Museum, explores when and how many of the great religious images we are familiar with today came into existence.

Read more about the Seated Buddha from Gandhara.

Hoxne Pepper Pot

Monday, March 05, 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.

Read more about the Hoxne Pepper Pot.

Admonitions Scroll

Friday, March 02, 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.

Read more about the Admonitions Scroll.

Ceremonial Ballgame Belt

Thursday, March 01, 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.

Read more about the Ceremonial Ballgame Belt.