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African Treasure

Duration: 00:53

International trade and the golden power of Morocco in Shakespeare's Restless World.

This encounter with African treasure begins not in lands far away but in seas only twelve miles off the coast of Devon. It was here in 1994 that a hoard of Moroccan gold was discovered.

This astonishing array of golden riches tells of vast Moroccan wealth. The 450 coins speak of powerful dynasties and of far-reaching trade networks spanning the globe.

Available since: Tue 1 May 2012

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Shakespeare's Restless World

Neil MacGregor uncovers the stories twenty objects tell us about Shakespeare's world.

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