Evan Davis runs through the contenders for A History of the World's last object. Read more
The 100th Object
Evan Davis runs through the contenders for A History of the World's last object.
Exploration, Exploitation and Enlightenment (1680 - 1820 AD)
Neil MacGregor with an African drum taken to America during the slave trade.
Hawaiian feather helmet
Neil MacGregor with a feathered helmet given to Captain Cook by Pacific Islanders.
North American buckskin map
Neil MacGregor with a buckskin map from North America.
Australian bark shield
Neil MacGregor with an aboriginal bark shield brought from Australia by Captain Cook.
Neil MacGregor with an object from the 18th century Chinese Enlightenment - a jade ring.
Mass Production, Mass Persuasion (1780 - 1914 AD)
Ship's chronometer from HMS Beagle
Neil MacGregor with the chronometer that accompanied Darwin to South America.
Early Victorian tea set
Neil MacGregor tells the story of the global trade in tea - with a Victorian tea set.
Hokusai's The Great Wave
Neil MacGregor with a familiar image - Hokusai's The Great Wave.
Sudanese slit drum
Neil MacGregor with a wooden drum from Sudan that Kitchener presented to Queen Victoria.
Neil MacGregor with a penny coin defaced by suffragettes with the words "Votes for women".
The World of Our Making (1914 - 2010 AD)
Russian revolutionary plate
Neil MacGregor nears the end of his world history - with a Russian revolutionary plate.
Hockney's In the Dull Village
Neil MacGregor considers the state of human rights - with a David Hockney print.
Throne of Weapons
Neil MacGregor with an African throne - made from decommissioned guns.
Neil MacGregor with a credit card - one that is compliant with Sharia law.
Solar-powered lamp and charger
Neil MacGregor's last object in his world history - a solar-powered lamp and charger.
I saw the soldiers who killed El Salvador's priests
Lucia Cerna was the only witness to a murder that shocked El Salvador in November 1989
Myths, legends and supernannies
Four musical adventures featuring knights, viking saints and the world's greatest nanny.
The man who got Delhi on track
India's capital city built a Metro to tackle its traffic and air pollution problems
Melisende, Queen of Jerusalem
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the most powerful woman in the C12th Kingdom of Jerusalem
Quarrels, Women and Bad Magic
Why were witches mainly women? Scotland's war with Satan continues into the 17th century.