Give it up to the Greeks: Democracy's history on display
Last week the UK had the ultimate exercise in democracy - a referendum - and in November, the US will have its turn. But just like so many other things - including art, medicine and science - the roots can be found in ancient Greece.
A new exhibit at the National Geographic Museum celebrates Ancient Greece's invention of democracy - and the objects which show the early history of the form of government.
Jane O'Brien has gone to have a look.
Filmed by Maxine Collins, edited by Bill McKenna
30 Jun 2016
- From the section US & Canada