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Neil MacGregor's history of the world told through objects; a sphinx with a pharaoh's head
Neil MacGregor with one of the past's most recognisable objects; the Rosetta Stone
The 2000 year old bronze head of one of the world's most famous rulers - Caesar Augustus
Neil MacGregor with a penny coin defaced by suffragettes with the words "Votes for women".
Neil MacGregor is with the great rulers of the world over 2000 years ago.
Neil MacGregor nears the end of his world history - with a Russian revolutionary plate.
The world of Egypt as ruled by Ramesses II and told through one of his giant statues
Neil Macgregor with the personal monogram of Suleyman the Magnificent.
Neil MacGregor's world history told through objects. Today, a great Pharaoh's sandal label
Neil MacGregor with gold coins from North India.
Neil MacGregor with mysterious faces from the harem in an ancient city north of Baghdad
Neil MacGregor's global history told through objects. Today, battle scenes from Iraq.
Neil MacGregor with some of the best examples of African art, the great plaques of Benin.
Neil MacGregor explores the Spanish religious conquest of Mexico with a map.
Neil MacGregor on the life and legacy of the great Indian ruler Ashoka
Neil MacGregor with an engraved crystal and royal intrigue at the heart of Europe
Neil MacGregor with a jade cup that belonged a great leader of the Timurid Empire.
Neil MacGregor with gold coins from Syria and the transformation of the Middle East.
Neil MacGregor, with a dramatic image of power and faith from ancient Iran.
Neil MacGregor with a ritual seat from a Caribbean culture that has been destroyed.
Neil Macgregor with a disturbing, bloody image from the ancient Mayan civilisation
Neil MacGregor with one of the most sensational finds from Anglo-Saxon Britain.
Neil MacGregor with a reliquary made for a thorn from Christ's crown of thorns.
Neil MacGregor's world history continues with images of war made over 2500 years ago