Get ready for a fantastic journey. Prepare to walk the streets of 25 amazing cities, on a voyage through human history, travelling across the centuries and around the world.

Jericho

Memphis

Athens

Xianyang

Rome

Constantinople

Baghdad

Jórvík

Benin City

Tenochtitlán

Granada

Beijing

Venice

Delhi

Cuzco

Amsterdam

Sydney

Paris

London

Bangkok

Saint Petersburg

New York City

Berlin

San Francisco

Tokyo

Plus an exploration of Cities of Today and Cities of Tomorrow.

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Each map is accompanied by two gorgeously illustrated pages of fascinating information about what life was (or is like) like for the inhabitants of each city at the time, including a bite-sized look at each city in numbers.

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Together, the 25 cities in this book tell the history of human life. The first city we'll visit is Jericho in the Middle East, home to around 2,000 people over 10,000 years ago, when hardly any cities existed. The last is modern-day Tokyo in Japan, which has the highest population of any city on Earth today – more than 38 million people. Today, cities are home to more than half of all the people in the world.

Co-authored by award-winning children’s authors Tracey Turner and Andrew Donkin in consultation with specialist curators at The British Museum, readers can visit cities from every continent on Earth, from the walled city of Jericho built over 10,000 years ago, to the modern-day metropolis of Tokyo, the most-densely populated city in the world today.

Featuring vibrant, beautifully detailed artwork from Libby VanderPloeg, each carefully researched map takes readers on a city tour at a unique moment in time – from exploring Athens in ancient Greece during the birth of democracy, to walking the beautiful lamplit streets of medieval Benin, deep in the West African rainforest. Readers can even visit China’s long-lost capital city of Xianyang – a city for which no original map exists, which was painstakingly recreated with support from The British Museum‘s fantastic team of experts.

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