5/5 The 2,000-year-old bronze head of one of the world's most famous rulers: Caesar Augustus.
4/5 Neil MacGregor on a beautiful lacquer cup and the imperial ambitions of Han Dynasty China.
3/5 Neil MacGregor with one of the past's most recognisable objects; the Rosetta Stone.
2/5 Neil MacGregor on the life and legacy of the great Indian ruler Ashoka.
1/5 Neil MacGregor tells the story of Alexander the Great through a small silver coin.
5/5 Neil MacGregor tells the story of a Chinese bronze bell from the age of Confucius.
4/5 Neil MacGregor tells the story of a forgotten people of ancient Mexico.
3/5 Neil MacGregor explores the early world of the Celts through two bronze drinking flagons.
2/5 Neil MacGregor on some of the world's most disputed objects: the Parthenon sculptures.
1/5 Neil MacGregor tells the story of a tiny gold chariot from ancient Persia.