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Old January 29th, 2012, 02:13 AM   #61
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Antiquity technically ends in the year 476 with the fall of the western Roman empire, some others consider it to end earlier with the capital transfer to Constantinople, or with the final end and closure of the Academy of Athens by the Christian emperors in the year 529, marking the end of classical civilization. In any case, the issue here is what we consider ancient city. Is it with the level of sophistication? Because to be honest here, Angor Vat for all intents and purposes was built in high middle ages, as were most pre-Colombian monuments in Americas. When Pantheon was built, Parthenon was as old as Angkor-Vat is old today...We need to keep perspective.
i already stated this, but you tend to forget that each region of the world has their own definition of "Ancient".
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Old January 29th, 2012, 02:25 AM   #62
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^ah that temple complex covered 2 sq. km, it would be the worlds largest religious building today, and bigger than the Forbidden City in Beijing (worlds largest palace). If you included the huge stone platforms the buildings were built on, the central pyramid would have been the world's largest ancient structure, larger than the pyramid of Cheops. However later on an even larger pyramid was built in Cholula, Mexico, twice as large as Cheops.

El Mirador and Tikal are two different cities.

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Old January 29th, 2012, 02:25 AM   #63
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Yeah, the more, the better! Please keep posting all those magnificent ancient city...still messing for example Persepolis in Persia...
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Old January 29th, 2012, 05:04 AM   #65
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Old January 29th, 2012, 07:22 AM   #66
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Fujiwara-kyo(藤原京)
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Fujiwara-kyō (藤原京?) was the Imperial capital of Japan for sixteen years, between 694 and 710. It was located in Yamato Province (present-day Kashihara in Nara Prefecture), having been moved from nearby Asuka. However, in the Nihon Shoki, the name Fujiwara-kyō had never been used. During those times it was recorded as Aramashi-kyō (新益京).
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then moved to Heijyo-kyo(平城京)Nara

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Old January 29th, 2012, 01:25 PM   #67
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Old January 30th, 2012, 06:52 PM   #68
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Though, Tenochtitlan was founded in 1325 AD. So is not THAT ancient.
It is when you consider that the rest of Latin America was still in the Stone Age, with none of the discoveries that benefited the Old World Dark Ages and Medieval period.
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Old January 30th, 2012, 07:33 PM   #69
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actually Latin America had the worlds largest cities by the time the Spanish landed
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Old January 31st, 2012, 08:37 AM   #70
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actually Latin America had the worlds largest cities by the time the Spanish landed
I don't think so. Mega cities in XV century should be in China or the Muslim world.
Some examples: Baghdad, Hangzhou,.....
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Old February 2nd, 2012, 03:44 PM   #72
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I would love to see what pre-Columbian cities would have looked like 400 years later, by the 19th Century, if they hadn't been wiped out by colonialism. What would the styling have been like I wonder, how would a mega city have functioned?
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I’d say Khiva in Ozbekistan
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Old February 2nd, 2012, 05:46 PM   #74
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I’d say Khiva in Ozbekistan
What about Bukhara and Samarkand?
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I would love to see what pre-Columbian cities would have looked like 400 years later, by the 19th Century, if they hadn't been wiped out by colonialism. What would the styling have been like I wonder, how would a mega city have functioned?
i guess it would have depended on the civilization or culture
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Old February 3rd, 2012, 03:09 AM   #76
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Old February 3rd, 2012, 12:46 PM   #78
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Ancient Heian (present day Kyoto) grew to 500,000 by the 7th Century

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Gyeongju, South Korea was a city of 1 million in the Silla era (1st century- 9th Century), today its only 1/4 the size. It's still dotted with large burial mounds:



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Old February 3rd, 2012, 01:25 PM   #80
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Old Nanjing, numbered 1.4 million in the 3rd-4th Century,





Its massive city wall over 30km is still the worlds largest

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