Tuesday, July 10, 2012

100 Objects

Together, the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) and The British Museum produced a 100-part radio series using objects in the museum collection as an introduction to human history. Presented by British Museum director Neil MacGregor, a book was published as an accompaniment to the 15-minute episodes.

 Egyptian figurine of four cows 

Cows were domesticated in Africa and the Middle East.
Cattle from all parts of the world are their descendents.

 Head of Augustus, circa 27-25 BC

Augustus felt the republic of Rome needed great leadership. His leadership. He became the first emperor of Rome, with Egypt as part of that empire.

In the Dull Village, David Hockney 1966/67

In 1967, homosexual acts in private settings were decriminalized in England and Wales.

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