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It began as a celebrated British Museum exhibition; then became an equally celebrated book curated by the renowned director of that institution. Now a trade paperback and NOOK Book, A History of the World in 100 Objects continues to bedazzle and fascinate us with its walking tour through two million years of human history. But this is no ordinary kings and conquests narrative: No, Neil MacGregor here presents our evolving lives through the objects that have changed them and, in most cases, made them better. The objects are various; from primitive counting devices and shards of Tanzanian pottery to Nineveh friezes, a ceremonial helmet from Sutton Hoo, and the Rosetta Stone. A book that tells us what history is really about.