Have you ever wondered what shaped the world that we live in today? Well you can find the answer to this question and plenty more at the exhibition A History of the World in 100 Objects, being held for the first time in mainland Europe from 19 April until 22 July at the Musée des Beaux-Arts in the French city of Valenciennes. Featuring 100 carefully chosen items from the British Museum in London, the exhibition retraces two million years of human history, showing how humanity has developed through its relationship with objects. From a 200 million-year-old Tanzanian stone chopping tool to a famous Viking chess set found in Scotland dating back to the 11th century, the 100 objects on display will make visitors reflect on how our different societies were created, how they have developed through the ages and how much they have in common.

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