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A history of the world in 100 objects by Neil MacGregor
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Feb 15, 2012

it was amazing
Read from February 03 to 15, 2012

For me 5 stars means that the book has an emotional punch. It has to be well written and somehow resonate with me. Not all of the objects in this book accomplish that, credit card, but others unexpectedly did. I normally walk past many of the items in this book but MacGregor's explanations made me care and think about things and the people who made them. The swimming reindeer carving, or the stones carved to look like like lovers, came from so long ago. I honestly never thought about why one day an Ice Age man would want to make an carving of reindeer just because he thought they were beautiful but MacGregor had me imagining this person for days after the first reading. I keep looking at objects now, wondering what they will say about us someday. But more I want to go back to the museum and spend more time in those rooms I blew through on my way to the nudes and suits of armor.

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