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“Amazing images of the world’s great cities before they were cities” by Lenna Garfield, Business Insider Magazine, 9/20/16.
The Romans founded Londinium (now known as London) in 43 AD. You can see the city’s first bridge, crossing over the Thames River, in the illustration below.
By the 11th century, London was the largest port in England.
Westminster Abbey, built in the second century, is a World Heritage Site and one of London’s oldest and most important buildings. Here it is in a 1749 painting.
In the 17th century, London suffered from the Great Plague, which killed about 100,000 people. In 1666, the Great Fire broke out — It took the city a decade to rebuild.
During the Georgian era (from 1714 to 1830), new districts like Mayfair formed, and new bridges over the Thames encouraged development in South London.
London’s Trafalgar Square in 1814.Wikipedia Commons
The city continued to rise to the global empire that it is today.
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