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A History of the World in 100 Objects

A History of the World in 100 Objects is a joint project of the British Broadcasting Corporation and the British Museum, comprising a 100-part radio series written and presented by British Museum director Neil MacGregor. In 15-minute presentations broadcast on weekdays on Radio 4, MacGregor uses objects of ancient art, industry, technology and arms, all of which are in the British Museum's collections, as an introduction to parts of human history. The series, four years in planning, began on 18 January 2010 and will be broadcast over 20 weeks.