I got to chat to Curator Daniel Antoine about his work in bioarchaeology. In the musuem there are over 3000 human remains, skeletons, mummified remains and just fragments of bone.
The British Museum is committed to curating human remains with care, respect and dignity. For more information on bioarchaeology and the curation of human remains at the British Museum please click here and for more information on the work of Daniel Antoine please click here.
This episode we explore the frankly disgusting dentistry of the Egyptians in antiquity, we also work out how you can work out what diseases populations suffered, just from the remains they left behind.
What did you eat yesterday? Manga isn’t just Astro Boy, and so much more than comic books you find outside Japan. It is a history of the workers taking over the means of production and making something brand new. Nicole Rousmaniere, curator of the Citi exhibition Manga to discuss the fascinating origins of the Japanese art form and its cultural influence across the globe.
Smashing statues… were ancient statues really full of gold? No? What about rats?
Does this mean every emoji is wrong?
How do you know how old something is?
How can you tell what disease someone died of over 1000 years ago?
When did we first put pen to paper? Or Stylus to Tablet? Or scraper to shoulder blade?
Big Cat Killers
A spooky late night at the Museum
All about Stonehenge… and what that has to do with people called Beaker.
Ian Hislop interview plus Iszi takes you round the exhibition!