In TV & Radiofollow-up:
How do the images we surround ourselves with today come from a world that is thousands of years old?
Find out on BBC Two in May.
Episode GuideDr Nigel Spivey investigates everything from cave paintings to ceramics, pyramids to palaces and icons to artefacts across five continents and 100,000 years of history.
Art and Personality
Take part in an experiment designed by UK psychologists. Is there a connection between your personality type and the art that you like?
See for yourself
Where can you find out more about the stories featured in this series? A guide to museums with How Art Made the World related exhibits.
First shown May 2005
LeonardoPart artist, part scientist: What made Leonardo da Vinci the ultimate Renaissance man?
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History through artFind out about World War One and other historic events through paintings.
Egypt's loveliest mummySee pictures of a fabulously-decorated 2,300-year-old mummy.