Top 10 Best Centuries and Countries to Time Travel Back To

The Top Ten
1 19th Century England

19th Century Britain was the most technologically advanced and civilized place on Earth. London was regarded as the world's capital, while Britons boasted a Navy that ruled the waves and an Empire where the sun never set. The Industrial Revolution gave Britain a head start over the rest of the world in industrial production and technological development.

With few immigrants, a robust economy, and social norms, it was easy to find work in 19th Century Britain. New, influential medical procedures were being introduced, which transformed healthcare and increased life expectancy by the century's end.

2 17th Century England
3 18th Century England

Beautiful architecture, fashion, and scenery. Very, very beautiful, although unfortunately marred by the ugliness of slavery.

The 18th century marked the start of the Industrial Revolution, which originated in Britain.

4 16th Century England
5 2nd Century Rome

Apart from the occasionally hostile customs toward outsiders, this would be a fascinating era to travel back to. Despite being absolutely ancient, society functioned in incredibly advanced ways, especially considering the time period.

The 2nd Century AD is considered the height of the Roman Empire's economic prosperity and military might. Rome was arguably the most civilized and technologically advanced place to live during that era. Roman architecture wasn't surpassed technologically until the 18th or 19th Century in Britain.

6 19th Century USA

This period is known for its Wild West culture. Much of the USA was very rural and uninhabited, and hundreds of thousands of Native Americans still lived in the states at that time. The relative lawlessness and wildness of the Wild West could be fun to some extent for certain people.

7 1st Century BC England

Britain at this stage was already an advanced agricultural powerhouse in Europe. They had sophisticated farming methods, which sustained a population estimated at 1-2 million. Britain wasn't united, and various Iron Age tribes ruled different regions. The country was still very pagan and allegedly practiced religious sacrifice to their gods.

On a more positive side, Britons cared for their natural environment and had discovered geometry. They aligned temples such as Stonehenge with the stars, possibly to better understand the heavens and appease their gods. Iron had already been discovered, and many Britons painted themselves blue with woad.

8 7th Century BC Ancient Greece

Ancient Greece during this time gave rise to democracy, deep philosophical thinking, and ancient technologies that we still can't replicate today.

9 11th Century Constantinople

The capital of the Eastern Roman Empire, Constantinople, is considered by many historians to be the most technologically advanced and economically prosperous place in Europe during the medieval period.

10 20th Century England

Hello, 1990s.

I want to throw back and understand why everyone is so obsessed. I want to visit the '90s that I was too young to remember, though I remember the 2000s better, being a teen then.

The Contenders
11 20th Century USA
12 19th Century France
13 17th Century Russia
14 17th Century Italy
15 11th Century France
16 20th Century Russia
17 20th Century Germany

Not the Nazi era. The German Empire was a fascinating one. It's sad that it fell. The Germany of 1990-1999 is probably similar to modern Germany, so try that period.

18 17th Century Poland
19 20th Century Australia
20 19th Century Germany
21 11th Century England
22 16th Century Spain
23 20th Century Japan
24 9th Century Bulgaria
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