Start your personal museum at home with Relics: A Bizarre History of the World Told in 201 Rare Fragments -- from Ancient Rome to Dracula's Home.
Starting with a fragment of an asteroid that's literally older than our earth itself, and ending with the latest technology, this is a history of the world as you've never seen it before. The Mini Museum project searches out strange and wonderful pieces of history and presents them in tiny little museums that you can own in your own home. In this book, they tell the tales of how they came upon, say, a truckload of triceratops skulls, a chunk of the Berlin Wall, one of Steve Jobs's trademark turtlenecks, or a tile from the Space Shuttle. More than that, it shows how these artifacts have shaped our world, and how billions of years of history can be found in around us. Every item is photographed and presented in detail, with historical data, unexpected facts, and sometimes wild tales of adventure.