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Expert presenters help make sense of two million years of human history and share the story behind some of the key objects from the A History of the World in 100 Objects exhibition.

Wires, wi-fi and the future

The co-founders of wi-fi, John O'Sullivan and Terry Percival, on its creation and how it has changed the way we think, work, live and play.
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Presenters: John O'Sullivan and Terry Percival

Trading tales of the silk road

Alison Betts tells the story of the Silk Roads from prehistory to the Han and Roman empires.

Before the new world

Claudia Haake and John Minns discuss the great civilisations before the arrival of Columbus. Discover the stories of the Incas, Aztecs and the colonisation of Peru and New Spain (Mexico).
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Presenters: Claudia Haake and John Minns

Rise of the empires

From Alexander to Augustus: Paul Donnelly, Elizabeth Minchin and Lily Withycombe discuss how Greece and Rome conquered the known world.
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Presenters: Paul Donnelly, Elizabeth Minchin and Lily Withycombe

Cradle of civilisation

Stephen Bourke and Luis Siddall provide insights into the early cities and civilisations of the first millenniums.
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Presenters: Stephen Bourke and Luis Siddall

A History of the World in 100 Objects panel discussion

What objects from the past reveal about the people who made them and the challenges for museums to preserve and share collections spanning two million years of human history, inspired by the landmark exhibition from the British Museum.
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Presenters: British Museum curator Dr Belinda Crerar, author Delia Falconer, author Gideon Haigh and academic and author Clive Hamilton with ABC RN presenter Fran Kelly
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