What did your hometown look like a hundred years ago? A thousand years ago? Ten thousand years ago? A hundred thousand years ago? The story of one place that could be anywhere. It could be where you live, too.
Each time we turn a page, we see the same place, seen from the same angle, but with hundreds or thousands of years in-between. We see how ice formed the landscape into a river valley. On the next spread a landslide has filled the valley, pro-viding the fertile soil for the first farmers. People gradually inhabit the area, building farms in the Bronze Age and establishing a trading post in the era of the Vikings. In the Middle Ages the trading post becomes a Hanseatic town, then a modern city with suburbs in our time.
It’s the same place, but almost unrecognisable.