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Added on: 23rd Dec 2015




Formerly known as Edo, Tokyo has been Japan’s most important city

for nearly five hundred years. What’s even more impressive is that

its incredible rise to an elite global metropolis was driven by its

remarkable recovery from the ruins and ashes of World War II.

Japanese companies and their famously hard-working staff were

responsible for an “economic miracle” that by the end of the 1980’s

had turned Japan into one of the richest nations and Tokyo into

the high-tech capital of the world.





Timbuktu, city of gold and an ancient centre of learning, is unfortunately

slowly turning to dust. The Sahara desert is stifling life, but residents

know the blame lies not only with natural forces but because of human

neglect, war, and greed. However, the city’s glorious past makes it one

of the most important and influential ever in history.





Tenochtitlán was an Aztec city that flourished between 1325 and

1521. Built on an island on Lake Texcoco, it had a system of canals

and causeways that supplied water and food to the hundreds of

thousands of people who lived there. It was largely destroyed by

Spanish conquistador Hernán Cortés in 1521. Modern-day Mexico City

now lies on top of much of its glorious remains.





In the western Peloponnese, in the “Valley of Gods,” is the most

celebrated sanctuary of ancient Greece, and the birthplace of the

most important athletic event of all time: the Olympic Games. Olympia

is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Greece, and one of

the most powerful brand names worldwide, with billions of people

focusing on the city during the ceremony of the lighting of the Olympic

flame before each Olympics. With a population of about 13,500 Olympia

is without doubt one of the most influential small places in the world.





Moscow gradually grew around the Kremlin, beginning in the fourteenth

century. It was the capital of Great Russia from 1340 to 1547 and then

the Tsardom of Russia until 1712, when the capital was moved to

Saint Petersburg. It also became the capital of the Russian Soviet

Federative Socialist Republic from 1917, which then became the Soviet

Union (1922–1991), and since 1991 has served as the capital of the

Russian Federation.





London was the capital of the vast British Empire that lasted for over

three hundred years, bringing more disparate parts of the world under

European power than any other city. Home of the Royal Society and

modern science, London has been one of the most influential cities

in the world for the past half millennium.





Florence, capital of Italy’s Tuscany region and birthplace of the

Renaissance, is home to masterpieces of modern art and architecture.

One of its most iconic sites is the Florence Cathedral, which is

considered one of the most gorgeous man-made constructions

in the world.




City of Dubai

The earliest recorded mention of Dubai is in 1095 in the Book of

Geography by the Andalusian-Arab geographer Abu Abdullah al-Bakri.

It is believed that the city was covered with sand for over five

thousand years. During the twentieth century, however, the city became

one of the most powerful economically speaking, and has also become

known for its skyscrapers and high-rises, in particular the world’s

tallest building, the Burj Khalifa.





Delhi has seen the rise and fall of many empires that have left behind

a plethora of monuments to the grandeur and glory of bygone ages.

It hasn’t always been India’s capital, but it has played a pivotal part

in Indian history. It has always been a gateway city, built on the

plains initially near a fording point on the Yamuna River and on the

route between western and central Asia and Southeast Asia. It’s also

believed to be the site of the fabled city of Indraprastha, which

featured in the Mahabharata over three thousand years ago.


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