4/5 Neil MacGregor examines a pair of porcelain vases from Yuan dynasty China.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the reign of Athelstan, the first king of all England.
3/5 Neil MacGregor examines a magnificent brass head from the African city of Ife.
Vanessa Collingridge follows up more stories that are changing the way we see the past.
2/5 Neil MacGregor examines an extraordinary astronomical instrument.
1/5 Neil MacGregor examines a board game found in the Outer Hebrides.
5/5 Neil MacGregor sifts through broken pot fragments from an African beach.
4/5 Neil MacGregor examines a stone head of the Buddha from Borobudur on the island of Java.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the history of the Antarctic and its exploration.
3/5 Neil MacGregor tells the story of a bronze mirror found in a sacred pond in Japan.
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