BBC Programme Neil MacGregor
A History of the World in 100 Objects - Making Us Human (2,000,000 - 9000 BC) - Olduvai Handaxe
Neil MacGregor on early humans as they slowly begin to move beyond their African homeland.
A History of the World in 100 Objects - Pilgrims, Raiders and Traders (900 - 1300 AD) - Borobudur Buddha head
Neil MacGregor examines a stone head of the Buddha from Borobudur on the island of Java.
A History of the World in 100 Objects - The First Cities and States (4000 - 2000 BC) - Standard of Ur
Neil MacGregor describes the discovery of a set of mosaics from the ancient city of Ur.