Cities - Then & Now (North & South America edition)
Take a journey back in time to see what twelve mighty metropolises actually looked like during an important moment in their history. In this interactive and fact-filled tour, kids will discover intriguing facts about each historic city, what it looked like in the past, and how a significant event changed it forever.
On each page, open the gatefolds and lift the flaps to discover how these historic civilizations have evolved into modern cities, and compare their past appearance with their current one. Experience daily life in Great Zimbabwe, witness the eruption of Mount Vesuvius, see how Las Vegas went from a desolate desert to a booming city, and lots more.
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This fun and colourful lift-the-flap book gives a unique insight into how cities looked in the past, compared to how they look now. With ancient cities and ruins including Pompeii, Great Zimbabwe and Babylon, discover how history has shaped our planet’s urban areas and changed them over time.
Featured cities include:
Thebes in Egypt (c. 900 BCE) - Shows the ancient Egyptian capital of Thebes compared to the modern city of Luxor. Featured elements include the Temple of Karnak, the Temple of Luxor and King Tutankahmun’s Tomb in the Valley of the Kings
Constantinople, Turkey (c. 550) - Highlights the capital of the Eastern Roman/Byzantine Empire as it looked at its peak in the 6th century, with its giant hippodrome compared with the modern city of Istanbul
Aarhus, Denmark (c. 950) - Showcases the Viking city of Aarhus as it was in the 10th century, compared to the port city that has grown up in its place
Tenochtitlan, Mexico (c. 1521) - Exhibits the vast capital of the Aztecs as it was at the moment of the Spanish invasion compared to the cosmopolitan Mexico City which was built on top of it
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (c. 1565) - Explores the Brazilian city as it looked at the moment of its foundation, still largely covered in tropical jungle, to how it looks now
London, United Kingdom (c. 1666) - Delves into how London has changed since the time of the Great Fire of London to the present day
And much, much more!
Publication Date: October 2020
Age range: 9-12
24 pages | Dimensions: 275mm width × 254mm height
Next edition due: Not yet determined