Beijing - The Sun - THIS map shows how the world looked 200 million years ago - with modern countries.

It shows it was possible to walk from China to Australia without getting your feet wet. And the image of our prehistoric planet with today’s political borders shows some odd neighbours. India was nestled against Antarctica, Spain was next to Canada - and the USA bordered North Africa.

Britain is at the heart of the supercontinent named Pangaea, which would have been 20°C hotter than nowadays - touching France to the south and Norway to the north. Fossil evidence has shown that Pangaea was formed 300 million years ago as the Earth’s tectonic plates joined up, before starting to break apart 100 million years ago.

Geologists say this happened several times before and since and will happen again - but not for a few hundred million years.