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Inside the Palace: Secrets at Court (AD 700 - 800)

Neil MacGregor continues his global history as told through objects from the British Museum's collection, exploring the private lives of the powerful.

Neil MacGregor, the director of the British Museum in London, continues his global history as told through objects from the Museum's collection.

In this episode he is using objects from the collection to gain insight into the private lives of some very powerful people. From inside a harem to inside a Chinese grave, Neil enters the intriguing, even painful, realms of great royal courts of the world.

Producers: Paul Kobrak and Anthony Denselow.

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1 hour

Broadcasts

  • Fri 13 Aug 2010 21:00
  • Sun 5 Feb 2012 17:00