Neil MacGregor uses objects from around the world to chart Europe's expanding maritime trade and empires that created the first global economy between 1450 and 1600.
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About A History of the World in 100 Objects
A History of the World in 100 Objects uses the British Museum’s collection to tell an epic history of humanity spanning over two million years. This 100-part series is narrated by Neil MacGregor, Director of the British Museum, and was originally broadcast on BBC Radio 4.
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