List of described ancient cities and towns
Here are listed ancient cities and towns described in this website. These settlements are more than 1,500 years old.
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|286||Ostuni - the White City||Italy, Apulia||˜ 600 BC||4|
|287||Persepolis||Iran, Fars||521 BC||1|
|329||Joya de Cerén||El Salvador, La Libertad||˜ 500 - 550 AD||5|
|335||El Mirador||Guatemala, Petén||˜ 200 - 300 BC||1|
|414||Massawa Old City||Eritrea, North Red Sea||˜ the 1st century AD||4|
|435||Leptis Magna||Libya, Murqub||˜ 1000 BC||2|
|436||Ancient Carthage||Tunisia, Tunis||˜ 846 - 813 BC||2|
|458||Mahasthangarh||Bangladesh, Rajshahi||˜ the 3rd century BC||4|
|470||Patan Durbar Square||Nepal, Bagmati||˜ the 3rd century BC||3|
|481||Palmyra||Syria, Homs||˜ 1800 BC||2|
|482||Merv||Turkmenistan, Mary||˜ 670 BC||3|
|486||Nimrud||Iraq, Nineveh||˜ 1250 BC||4|
|487||Petra||Jordan, Ma'an||˜ the 5th century BC||1|
|488||Masada||Israel, South||the 1st century BC||2|
|553||Hisarya walled Roman town||Bulgaria, Plovdiv||46 AD||4|
If one compares Persepolis to the marvels of modern architecture it becomes clear: not that much has been achieved over the last 2500 years. The overall quality of the planning, construction and craftmanship in Persepolis is comparable to the achievements of modern architecture / construction with all its hordes of educated experts, computers and global experience.