British Museum - Room 51: Europe and Middle East 10,000 - 800 BC

British Museum - Room 51: Europe and Middle East 10,000 - 800 BC See how the people of prehistoric Europe and the Middle East celebrated life and death and expressed their relationship with the natural world.

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British Museum - Room 51: Europe and Middle East 10,000 - 800 BC's cover photo
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British Museum - Room 51: Europe and Middle East 10,000 - 800 BC's cover photo

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Farming began around 12,000 years ago in the Middle East, making possible the social, cultural and economic changes which shaped the modern world. It arrived in Britain around 6000 years ago bringing a new way of life. This change in lifestyle meant people competed for wealth, power and status, displaying these through jewellery, weapons and feasting.

The objects on display in Room 51 show how the people of prehistoric Europe celebrated life and death and expressed their relationship with the natural world, the spirit world and each other.

Ancient Iran (Room 52) tells the story of the birth of farming in the Middle East.

British Museum - Room 51: Europe and Middle East 10,000 - 800 BC
06/12/2016

British Museum - Room 51: Europe and Middle East 10,000 - 800 BC

British Museum - Room 51: Europe and Middle East 10,000 - 800 BC
06/12/2016

British Museum - Room 51: Europe and Middle East 10,000 - 800 BC

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