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I just discovered a fantastic podcast from the British Museum and the BBC -- A History of the World in 100 Objects.

It's a series of 10-15 minute lectures, each on a single item in the British Museum's collection. So far they've done 30, ranging from a stone knife almost TWO MILLION years old, to a fabulous gold lion coin from 2500 years ago. The person doing most of the talking, Neil Macgregor, is the curator of the British Museum, and in the podcasts I've heard so far, he does a great job.

I am loving this both because it is increasing my knowledge of history, and because I love the British Museum. I'll definitely have a greater appreciation of certain objects next time I go there!

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