A History of the World

A digital museum telling a history of the world through objects

Mummy of Hornedjitef Today's object: Mummy of Hornedjitef British Museum Mummy and coffins of a priest who lived over 1,000 years after Tutankhamun and Ramesses the Great.

Weekly theme Weekly theme: Making us human Looking at the first stone tools and how making and using these objects allowed humans to evolve and adapt to different environments.

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Across the UK

  1. Hundreds of museums and organisations have added objects to the site.

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A History of the World

This site uses objects to tell a history of the world. You’ll find 100 objects from the British Museum and hundreds more from museums and people across the UK.

Highlights from the collection

Object selection

  1. Local MuseumCopy of Thomas Hilliker’s last letter
  2. Local MuseumQueensway Coronation Silk
  3. Local MuseumWindmill Hill Pot

Topics - find objects on a theme

  1. Ancient Rome
  2. Food
  3. Sport

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