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A History of the World in 100 Objects, The First Cities and States (4000 - 2000 BC) Episode guide

  1. Early Writing Tablet

    5/5 Neil MacGregor finds the earliest example of writing: a 5,000-year-old tablet about beer.

    First broadcast: 05 Feb 2010

  2. Jade Axe

    4/5 Neil MacGregor tells the story of a 6,000-year-old axe found in Kent.

    First broadcast: 04 Feb 2010

  3. Indus Seal

    3/5 Neil MacGregor examines stone stamps from the Indus Valley in modern-day Pakistan.

    First broadcast: 03 Feb 2010

  4. Standard of Ur

    2/5 Neil MacGregor describes the discovery of a set of mosaics from the ancient city of Ur.

    First broadcast: 02 Feb 2010

  5. King Den's Sandal Label

    1/5 Neil MacGregor investigates a great Pharoah's sandal label.

    First broadcast: 01 Feb 2010

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