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Old July 25th, 2010, 06:40 PM   #481
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xi'an must be one of them.
capital of 20 dynasties.
capital of west zhou dynasty:3100years ago--2700 years ago.
three times of chinese greatest empire: qin dynasty(about 2300 years ago), west han dynasty(about 2200 years ago),tang dynasty(1200 years ago)
and xi'an is the first city which population reachs 1 million worldwide.
under the xi'an's ground, there are ancient things all over.

another city, luoyang, is another great histrical city, along with xi'an
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Old August 25th, 2010, 06:20 AM   #482
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I hate to rain on your parade but are you suggesting that Moscow and Beijing are simple cities? Have you ever been to those places? For me, Moscow is by far the greatest city in whole Europe, both historical and modern. Moscow(and Beijing) has gone through so many periods that cities like NYC can only wish they had more than 200 years of British, French, and Irish legacy. If anything, NYC is a copy of other cities, not the other way around. And what values you speak of that had been adopted from Athens and/or Rome? It's utter rubbish.
I agree with you on the Rome/Athens choice, though. These are truly magnificent and magical places
I do not believe any city is a historical copy of another. NYC is a blend of all cultures from around the world, which brought a unique historical past to NYC. NYC is far from copying any other city.

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Old August 25th, 2010, 10:18 PM   #483
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Old August 26th, 2010, 12:25 AM   #484
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"Most historic" is impossible to say, but here are a couple in no order: Istanbul, Mexico City, Cuzco, Rome, Delhi, Samarkand, Varanasi, Alexandria, Timbuktu.
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Old August 26th, 2010, 02:37 AM   #485
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Rome is the most historic city in the world
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Old October 27th, 2010, 01:11 AM   #486
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How can a city be the MOST historical.

Every city got their history
This reply on the very first page tells it all. The question should have been: 'What city was of most historical importance?' and not: 'What's the most 'historical' city. Because the city with the most history (c.q. the oldest still existing city) can be the only answer. And that must be a city somewhere in Iran, Iraq or Jemen.
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Old October 28th, 2010, 11:38 AM   #487
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^Damascus, worlds oldest city
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Old November 3rd, 2010, 02:33 AM   #488
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In terms of historic cities. Prague takes the first place for me. I just love walking around the old district of the city, it has this mystical vibe to it.
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Old November 3rd, 2010, 03:27 AM   #489
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Old November 3rd, 2010, 09:41 PM   #490
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gotta be London
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Old November 3rd, 2010, 10:12 PM   #491
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Old November 9th, 2010, 11:24 AM   #492
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Athens is "historic" ? LOL, any city even in America probably have more historic (150+ years old) buildings then Athens. Yes Athens is an OLD city, but not historic.
Anyways, I'll go for Rome.
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Old November 9th, 2010, 11:25 AM   #493
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Rome, the only historic city in the world.
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Old November 9th, 2010, 10:36 PM   #494
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Athens is "historic" ? LOL, any city even in America probably have more historic (150+ years old) buildings then Athens. Yes Athens is an OLD city, but not historic.
Anyways, I'll go for Rome.
Sure, unlike Athens, American cities are very well known for their 5th century B.C. buildings and temples!
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Old December 8th, 2010, 07:51 PM   #495
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- for the early history - Rome

- for recent history - Berlin
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Old December 15th, 2010, 07:35 AM   #496
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1. Rome
2. Berlin
3. Madrid
4. Mexico D.F
5.Cusco
These cities are fantastic, have contributed in different ways, the magic and the advance of history at high levels.
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1. Rome
2. Berlin
3. Madrid
4. Mexico D.F
5.Cusco
These cities are fantastic, have contributed in different ways, the magic and the advance of history at high levels.
I really tried hard but at the end found it impossible to see how Mexico and Cusco contributed in high levels in world's history, more than other cities, as Athens, Istanbul or Alexandria did...
And as for Berlin, my mind goes immediately to some "black" pages of the history..
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I meant to say that London was awarded as Cultural capital of the world.
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Old December 19th, 2010, 04:49 AM   #499
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I really tried hard but at the end found it impossible to see how Mexico and Cusco contributed in high levels in world's history, more than other cities, as Athens, Istanbul or Alexandria did...
And as for Berlin, my mind goes immediately to some "black" pages of the history..
Really it was the City of Potosi in Bolivia and the Mexican cities of Guanajuato and Zacatecas which contributed highly to the history of the world. Potosi had a mountain made of Silver while the two Mexican cities had Silver mines.

Spain became rich overnight. Most of that Silver made its way to other nations in Europe and China which benefited those nations and the world economy.

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For three centuries, Imperial Spain mined enormous quantities of metallic ore from its American domains, particularly from the huge silver deposits of Mexico and Peru. Spanish silver mining remade the economy of the Old World and did much to create that of the New; it furthered a healthy growth in mining technology, and its infrastructure proved vital to the Latin American nations after they won independence. Despite its dark aspects, the Spanish enterprise helped make the modern world possible
Potosi was part of the Viceroyalty of Peru during those times.

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in 1545, a humble Indian shepherd stumbled across the most fabulous silver lode the world has ever known: the Cerro Rico de Potosí. An entire mountain seemed to be made out of silver! The silver mines of what soon became the largest city in the New World, with over 100,000 inhabitants at the end of the seventeenth century, were the source of endless riches that helped Spain create and expand its empire in the New World, as well as in Europe. Without Potosí, and the riches it produced, the history of Europe and the history of the world would be vastly different.
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Around two billion ounces of silver were extracted from the Bolivian city of Potosí’s Cerro Rico (Rich Mountain) during the Spanish colonial era. Its silver paved the city’s streets, fuelled the European Renaissance and helped fund the “Invincible Armada,” the Spanish fleet that sailed against Elizabethan England in 1588. Indeed, the mining area of Potosí was regarded as the world’s largest industrial complex in the 16th century.
Chinese and US used Spanish Silver dollars which most likely came from the Silver mines located in the cities of Guanajuato and Zacatecas in Mexico.

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Spanish silver specie ( originally Peruvian and Mexican in the 16th century, then mostly Mexican Zacatecas after the Bourbon reforms of the 18th ) was one of the great engines that drove the East Asian trade. Indeed the Europeans found it pretty alarming how fast China sucked up silver, as they literally produced next to nothing else China ( a quite self-sufficient economic collosus to which even foreign trade was a pittance compared to internal revenues ) wanted in trade. It is estimated that of 400 million silver dollars imported into from South America and Mexico into Europe between 1571 and 1821 half was used for the purchase of Chinese products by the western countries. No one profited more from the discovery of Am,erica than China. Buoyed by trade imports and increased internal mining, silver became genralized in China for all financial transactions from the 16th century until the early 20th.
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Before the American Revolution, owing to British mercantilist policies, there was a chronic shortage of British currency in Britain's colonies. Trade was often conducted with Spanish dollars that had been obtained through illicit trade with the West Indies. Spanish coinage was legal tender in the United States until an Act of Congress discontinued the practice in 1857
City of Potosi and Cerro Rico the famous mountain made of Silver

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