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The Rise of Megacities

New York is shown growing from a stone artifact from the Lenape original people, to Chesapeake Bay trade beads which bought Manhattan for 24 dollars, to an 1885 American Committee Statue of Liberty cast metal figurine and a 1904 original photo book of the main monuments. An original photo of the opening of the Tower Bridge in London and a mesmerizing photo by photographer Bertrand Kulik of lightning over the Eiffel Tower show how European cities thrived as well.

Some of the oldest fossils in the world with 300 to 400 million year old Horseshoe Crabs, Ammonites, Orthoceras, Armored Fish, Eurypterus Sea Scorpions and more.

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