Tag Archives: City

Remarkable ancient Greek sites that still endure

A new list for the new year… Although it is a key contention of ours that the emphasis on the total ruin and complete collapse of cities through history is a misconception worth challenging (the fact is that civilisations tend to be much more … Continue reading

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Malaria and the fall of Rome

It took a bit of digging (appropriately enough), but we found this BBC page that reviews work by Prof. David Soren (University of Arizona). Assessing remarkable remains from the large children’s cemetery found at Lugnano, Soren considers the impact a deadly epidemic might have had on the Eternal city as … Continue reading

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The Oldest City – 7,000 Years Young

The ‘truly ancient’ Phoenician city of Byblos (noted briefly in an earlier post). An excellent piece on piece on life in this beautiful Lebanese site – the challenges of living in an ‘age-old and modern’ city, 7,000 years old!

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The World’s 10 Riskiest Cities

Although this site is an ‘academic’ exercise, we must always remember the human stories behind the examples of endurance we note. Think of others and the hard lives so many lead – even still – as depicted in this piece … Continue reading

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