The Penguin Historical Atlas of Ancient Civilizations, Paperback

The Penguin Historical Atlas of Ancient Civilizations Paperback

Edited by Simon Hall

4 out of 5 (1 rating)


This new historical atlas - richly illustrated with photographs, artwork recreations and full-colour maps - explores the world's earliest civilisations from the first farming settlements of Mesopotamia, via Egypt, Greece and Rome, to the civilisations of the Far East, Europe and America.

Informatively written, and ideal for both students and the general reader, it plots the rise and fall of empires, the nature of different societies and the evolution of technology.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 144 pages, 140 colour
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: General & world history
  • ISBN: 9780141014487



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138 pages (9,438 total pages). Actually an interesting little book. It has about 80-100 maps which I love. The text is a simplistic survey of ancient civilizations all around the world. I enjoyed the book, learned a few things and had a pleasant time reading it. It is probably more appropriate for juvenile readers but with the maps it has material for everyone. I also enjoyed the thorough coverage.