A time traveller’s guide to Earth

Our planet has some pretty spectacular sights – but they are nothing compared to its past. For the ultimate tour, hop in our time machine…

RODINIA, 1 BILLION YEARS AGO

EVERYWHERE, 700 MILLION YEARS AGO

PANGAEA, 250 MILLION YEARS AGO

GONDWANA, 135 MILLION YEARS AGO

THE ARCTIC, 55 MILLION YEARS AGO

STRAIGHT OF GIBRALTAR, 5.33 MILLION YEARS AGO

THE NORTH SEA, 10,000 YEARS AGO

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