Counterfeited luxurious items in cheaper materials were produced for mass consumption. (Collection of the British Museum)
Hong Kong Museum of History showcases the splendours of ancient Middle Eastern empires

From the Assyrians to Alexander the Great, ancient empires created precious objects and architectures to flaunt their wealth. Luxurious artefacts seen through a multifaceted lens are now presented in an entertaining and informative exhibition, jointly organised by the Hong Kong Museum of History and the British Museum.