1/5 Neil MacGregor with an African drum taken to America during the slave trade.
5/5 Neil MacGregor with a souvenir of the 100th anniversary of the Protestant reformation.
4/5 Neil MacGregor explores the Spanish religious conquest of Mexico with a map.
3/5 Neil MacGregor explores religion and politics in South East Asia - through a shadow puppet
2/5 Neil MacGregor with a miniature painting from Mughal India.
1/5 Neil Macgregor with a powerful symbol from Shia Iran.
5/5 Neil MacGregor with the first truly global money - silver pieces of eight.
4/5 Neil MacGregor with porcelain white elephants from Japan.
3/5 Neil MacGregor with one of the stars of the British Museum - an Aztec serpent.
2/5 Neil MacGregor with some of the best examples of African art, the great plaques of Benin.