Last year the British Museum and BBC Radio partnered to present A History of the World in 100 Objects. Each of the objects was the subject of a podcast, and if you went to the British Museum in London, you could listen to the podcasts on premises and see each of the objects.
I happened to see one section of the display (released in increments) while visiting in February 2010, and was pleased.
Everything was grouped more or less by era or geography.
Now a gorgeous hardback book has been produced. I lusted for it at B&N the other day but refrained from buying since it’s on my holiday wish list.
But I want a copy!
(Although I like the cover on the UK edition better than the US cover.)