Prepare for an adrenaline-infused tale spanning the rise of humankind across the globe. From the producers of America: The Story of the US, this epic 12-hour series from History charts the first flourishing of civilisation in Mesopotamia all the way to the discovery of the Americas and the rise of modern society as we know it. Ground-breaking production techniques and CGI animation bring to life the greatest milestones and pivotal moments of human history, by rebuilding lost worlds and creating large-scale re-enactments of critical events. Cutting-edge maps dynamically illustrate major factors that have contributed to our evolution and colonisation of a planet on which most species have failed to survive. From the prosperity of Ancient Egypt and China, to Europe's Dark Ages and the Industrial Revolution, this landmark series captures all the triumph, tragedy and heroism of our shared journey.