A History of the World in 100 Objects - The Silk Road And Beyond (400 - 700 AD) - Korean Roof Tile

The history of the world as told through one hundred objects at the British Museum in London. This week the museum's director, Neil MacGregor has been telling the story of the Silk Road (and beyond) towards the end of the 7th Century - with objects from South America, Syria, Britain and China. Today he looks at what was happening in Korea at this moment in history, as it became a newly unified kingdom under the Silla state. The object that represents this moment is a roof tile with an intimidating face from a grand building in the new capital. Producer: Anthony Denselow.


  • 2010-06-10 09:45:00 - 2010-06-10 10:00:00 on Radio 4 FM,
  • 2010-06-10 19:45:00 - 2010-06-10 20:00:00 on Radio 4 FM, Radio 4 LW,
  • 2010-06-11 00:30:00 - 2010-06-11 00:48:00 on Radio 4 FM, Radio 4 LW,