Ancient civilisations and astonishing things they taught us
Author: Jonny Marx
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SHORTLISTED FOR THE BLUE PETER BOOK AWARD 2021
This book showcases the greatest achievements of ancient civilisations, peoples and iconic figures from history. From the Nubians to the Native Americans, and the Akkadians to the Aztecs, our predecessors have pioneered a plethora of wonderful and wacky inventions, technologies and practices. They’ve constructed monumental buildings and sprawling cities, created languages, modes of transport, art, medicines, music, stories, myths and more.
Let’s delve into the past and discover what humankind accomplished in the centuries and millennia since the first civilisations were formed…
Meet the author
Jonny Marx lives in London, where he works as a children’s book editor and author. From a compendium of mythical monsters and a chronology of prehistoric creatures, to books about crime capers, lost u…