99% of the British Museum not on show

In the BBC Radio 4 series A History of the World in 100 Objects, the rise of civilisation is depicted with a hand-picked selection of the British Museum in London.Choosing just 100 out of 80,000 objects on display was no mean feat. But what is on public show amounts to just 1% of the institutions eight million artefacts.Ed Davey investigates the 99% of the British Museum the public doesnt see – and discovers how miles of dusty shelves speak volumes about the human condition.

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