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.