How the river Ganges was taken to London

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About an extraordinary journey that was made possible by the largest silver objects ever produced. Explained by Neil MacGregor, former director of the British Museum.

At the beginning of the 20th century, the Maharaja of Jaipur was invited to make a journey to London, for the coronation of King Edward VII. He made a remarkable travel arrangement by having enormous sterling silver urns filled with thousands of litres of water from the Ganges…

From the series Living with the Gods on BBC’s Radio 4.



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