Tag Archives: Resilient Cities

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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Athens… Delphi… reflecting on ancient life

Athens and Delphi are not quite ‘lost’ cities, but Ben Lerwill (in a piece from the National Geographic) offers some reflections on modern life – and the achievements of the ancients – as he weaves his way around these legendary Greek sites.

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Culture under attack… culture endures…

Well worth checking out UNESCO’s Culture Under Attack photo exhibition (May 12-June 15), which “shows the effects of war and armed conflict on cultural heritage”, but also highlights “the reconstruction efforts and the resilience of the people involved in saving … Continue reading

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Those Visigoths…

A nice piece by Richard Cavendish on Alaric’s assault on Rome, from History Today (2010) – highlighting Prof. Peter Heather’s point that this attack ‘one of the most civilised sacks of any city ever witnessed’.

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The Long Walls of Athens

A new piece has been added to the section on ancient Athens, which considers the famous Long Walls as a enduring symbol of the city’s resolve and resilience.

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Emerging from chaos and crisis

The Phoenix Project aims to consider examples of regeneration and restoration from ancient history, it will reflect on how civilisations and cultures emerge from conflict and/or crisis and attempt to establish imaginative links between past and present insights. The fundamental … Continue reading

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