Objects with meanings: How artefacts can give us a new take on global history

With a landmark Radio 4 series starting this month, Dave Musgrove talk to its presenter, British Museum director Neil MacGregor, and Radio 4 controller Mark Damazer, about their plans to take us through 'A History of the World in 100 Objects'

Lewis Chessmen found on the Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, Scotland, probably made in Norway, about AD 1150-1200. (Photo by RDImages/Epics/Getty Images)

 

This article was first published in the January 2010 edition of BBC History Magazine

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