11 episodes

In school you learn about museums but you’re never taught to question how their collections ended up in their hands. According to many people, the British Museum is the world’s largest receiver of stolen goods. VICE World News brings you the stories of ten of these objects, told to you by people from the countries they were taken from.
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The Unfiltered History Tour VICE World News

    • Society & Culture

In school you learn about museums but you’re never taught to question how their collections ended up in their hands. According to many people, the British Museum is the world’s largest receiver of stolen goods. VICE World News brings you the stories of ten of these objects, told to you by people from the countries they were taken from.
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    Ashurbanipal

    Ashurbanipal

    Ashurbanipal is the greatest king Assyria has ever known. Now the Assyrian people don’t even have a homeland to return his reliefs to. 
    This podcast was produced by Calum Perin, with research from Marthe Van Der Wolf and support from Jesse Lawson. This episode featured sounds from BP or not BP. This is a VICE World News production.

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    • 15 min
    Summer Palace

    Summer Palace

    It took British and French troops three days in 1860 to burn down the Summer Palace in Beijing, and its priceless artefacts have been dispersed across the world ever since. 
    This podcast was produced by Jesse Lawson, with research from Marthe Van Der Wolf. Sounds from BP or not BP. This is a VICE World News production.

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    • 14 min
    Parthenon Marbles

    Parthenon Marbles

    When Greece was under Ottoman rule, Lord Elgin struck a deal to take whole pieces of the Parthenon in Athens back to the UK. The sculptures have been contested ever since. 
    This podcast was produced by Jesse Lawson, with research from Marthe Van Der Wolf. Voice acting from Simon Lawson and Nikoletta Georgiou, and sounds from BP or not BP. The Unfiltered History Tour is a VICE World News production.

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    • 12 min
    Gweagal Shield

    Gweagal Shield

    In 1770, Captain James Cook approached Australia for the first time. Before even setting foot on land, he shot and wounded two Gweagal warriors and stole their belongings – including this shield. 
    This podcast was produced by Jesse Lawson, with research from Marthe Van Der Wolf. Find out more about Claire’s writing on Aboriginal history at clairegcoleman.com. This episode featured sounds from BP or not BP, and Matmorfus [https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/legalcode] from Freesound.org. This is a VICE World News production.

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    • 12 min
    Birdman and Boinayel

    Birdman and Boinayel

    Only one percent of the British Museum’s collection is on display at any one time. These artefacts, originally belonging to the indigenous Taino people of Jamaica, are two of those. 
    This podcast was produced by Jesse Lawson, with research from Marthe Van Der Wolf. This episode features music from TainoAge.com, and sounds from BP or not BP. This is a VICE World News production.

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    • 13 min
    Amaravati Marbles

    Amaravati Marbles

    The Amaravati Marbles were once part of a holy Buddhist stupa in India. They were ripped down, partially destroyed and sent to the UK during British rule. 
    This podcast was produced by Jesse Lawson, with research from Marthe Van Der Wolf. This episode featured sounds from BP or not BP. This is a VICE World News production.

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    • 12 min

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