Neil MacGregor explores the role and expression of shared beliefs around the world.
A Buddhist guide to the cycle of birth, death and rebirth and how to escape it.
The story of an extraordinary journey with the largest silver objects ever produced.
Neil MacGregor tells the story of a small ivory sculpture, carved 40,000 years ago.
Neil MacGregor tells the story of the “golden man” who commits treasures to the deep.
What we wear tells people who we are and who we are not, says Neil MacGregor.
Neil MacGregor explains why an astronaut needed help knowing where he was.
Mary Beard and Neil MacGregor discuss a Roman copper coin held at the British Museum.
Jago Cooper from the British Museum explains how a sacrificial knife helped save lives.
Neil MacGregor hears how ancestors played a role in the lives of Inca people.
Neil MacGregor's series on the role and expression of beliefs begins with the Lion Man.
Neil MacGregor experiences the winter solstice in the passage tomb at Newgrange, Ireland.
Neil MacGregor's series continues with a focus on our relationship with the dead.
Neil MacGregor focuses on rites of passage, including a hair-binding ritual from Vanuatu.
Neil MacGregor on the role of distinctive dress and communal song in weekly gatherings.
Neil MacGregor focuses on special gatherings and how they shape a communal identity.
Neil MacGregor focuses on societies with many gods, including the Romans in Britain.
Neil MacGregor on societies who banished religion, from revolutionary France to the USSR.
Neil MacGregor concludes his series on shared beliefs with a look to the future and hope.