Neil MacGregor retells humanity's history through the objects it has made.
A History of the World is a partnership between the BBC and the British Museum that focuses on world history, involving collaborations between teams across the BBC, and schools, museums and audiences across the UK. The project focuses on the things we have made, from flint to mobile phone.
This week, Neil MacGregor, Director of the British Museum explores this period of learning and scientific achievement through magnificent objects which were used by the wealthy to reflect their status
- Sat 10 Jul 2010 13:05GMT