Has anybody else been listening this fabulous programme (BBC Radio UK)?
It takes a single artefact each day and then explains how it came to be made; who it was made for and the role it played in the the history of the world.
The artefacts are from all over the world.
Yesterday's was the Shiva and Parvati sculpture (fascinating) but they have covered things as disparate as the Lewis Chessmen and the Clovis spearhead.
They are available as podcasts (15 mins) and they have done about 70 to date.
I cannot recommend them high enough.