3/5 Neil MacGregor examines a magnificent brass head from the African city of Ife.
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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.
3/5 Neil MacGregor tells the story of a bronze mirror found in a sacred pond in Japan.
2/5 Neil MacGregor with a glass vessel linked with a saintly miracle worker.
1/5 Neil MacGregor explores a great Viking silver hoard discovered in North Yorkshire.
5/5 Neil MacGregor examines a collection of tomb figures from Tang dynasty China.
4/5 Neil MacGregor looks at a beguiling statue of the Buddhist deity Tara.
3/5 Neil MacGregor examines an engraved crystal and royal intrigue at the heart of Europe.
2/5 Neil MacGregor on mysterious faces from a harem in an ancient city north of Baghdad.
1/5 A disturbing, bloody image from the ancient Mayan civilisation.
5/5 Neil MacGregor examines a painting from the Silk Road.
4/5 Neil MacGregor delves into the history of an artefact from Korea.
3/5 Neil MacGregor examines a pottery warrior figure from a forgotten people in Peru.
2/5 Neil MacGregor with one of the most sensational finds from Anglo-Saxon Britain.
1/5 Two gold coins from Syria which sum up one of history's greatest political upheavals.
5/5 A mysterious bronze hand helps tell the story of religious belief in Arabia before Islam.
4/5 Neil MacGregor encounters one of the earliest images of Christ.
3/5 Neil MacGregor examines a dramatic image of power and faith from ancient Iran.
2/5 Neil MacGregor examines the rise of religious imagery in India under the Guptas.