Ancient Cities

How is it that ancient cities and temples became buried?

First of all, by virtue of the fact that ancient buildings that are buried (and thereby protected from further damage & looting,) are the ones we usually find. I know that sounds like circular reasoning, but think of it this way; if a ancient city is not buried, for whatever reasons, it would be carted and/or eroded away over the centuries.

So what are buildings/cities buried in? First of all, themselves. Hardly any structures more than waist-high ever survive; roughly waist-high walls are surrounded by the rubble of the top-half of the building when it was either torn down by the "enemies" or fell in disrepair. Then nature takes over; plants and trees grow up in and around these structures, dropping leaves, and creating soil. Also, winds blow, and sand/soil naturally piles up around obstructions (the rubble.)

In most cases, cities have been rebuilt many times over throughout history, and on the same site, by virtue of the fact it is a good site to build a city. Until the modern era, most buildings were only one or two floors high, so a good foundation was not necessary. (Also, working by hand makes it difficult to get down to virgin subsoil, as is required today.) So what happened, people would gather up what stones they could salvage, and built on top of the older layer of rubble. Throughout the mid-east and Europe, you can still find hills that are formed this way--successive civilizations building and re-building on the same site. Archaeologists call a hill like this a 'tel', and are eager to excavate it because of the treasure-trove of artifacts from numerous civilizations. Unfortunately, a tel also presents a thorny dilemma; in order to uncover the next, older layer, you have to disturb the layer above it.

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BOGUSLAV Bohuslav 2008 Ukraine coin Ancient Kievan Rus Fort City 5 Hryvna KM512
BOGUSLAV Bohuslav 2008 Ukraine coin Ancient Kievan Rus Fort City 5 Hryvna KM512
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Ukraine 2 UAH 750th Anniversary of the City of Lviv Ancient Lemberg 2006 Coin
Ukraine 2 UAH 750th Anniversary of the City of Lviv Ancient Lemberg 2006 Coin
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Ukraine 5 UAH 725 years of the City of Rivne Ancient Halych Volhynia 2008 Coin
Ukraine 5 UAH 725 years of the City of Rivne Ancient Halych Volhynia 2008 Coin
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2016 Ukraine Coin 5 Hryven UAH Ancient Malyn Town City Nickel UNC
2016 Ukraine Coin 5 Hryven UAH Ancient Malyn Town City Nickel UNC
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2014 Ukraine Coin 5 Hryven UAH 220 Years of the City of Odesa Ancient city UNC
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Ukraine 5 hryvnias Ancient Malyn Drevlians City nickel 2016
Ukraine 5 hryvnias Ancient Malyn Drevlians City nickel 2016
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880 YEARS OF ZBARAZH City Ukraine 2011 Coin 5 Hryvnia Unc Ancient Zbara Zbarj
880 YEARS OF ZBARAZH City Ukraine 2011 Coin 5 Hryvnia Unc Ancient Zbara Zbarj
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UKRAINE coin 5 UAH 2016 Ancient Drohobych city 14th century 5 Hryven UNC
UKRAINE coin 5 UAH 2016 Ancient Drohobych city 14th century 5 Hryven UNC
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220 YEARS of ODESSA Ukraine 2014 Coin Ancient City Black Sea Port 5 UAH Ship
220 YEARS of ODESSA Ukraine 2014 Coin Ancient City Black Sea Port 5 UAH Ship
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2012 Ukraine Coin 5 Hryven UAH 1 800 Years of the Town of Sudak Ancient City UNC
2012 Ukraine Coin 5 Hryven UAH 1 800 Years of the Town of Sudak Ancient City UNC
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Russia 10 rubles of 2002 series Ancient Cities Derbent
Russia 10 rubles of 2002 series Ancient Cities Derbent
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Russia 10 rubles of 2002 series Ancient Cities Kostroma
Russia 10 rubles of 2002 series Ancient Cities Kostroma
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Russia 10 rubles of 2002 series Ancient Cities Staraya Russa
Russia 10 rubles of 2002 series Ancient Cities Staraya Russa
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Russia 10 rubles of 2003 series Ancient cities Pskov
Russia 10 rubles of 2003 series Ancient cities Pskov
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Russia 10 rubles of 2003 series Ancient cities Murom
Russia 10 rubles of 2003 series Ancient cities Murom
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Russia 10 rubles of 2003 series Ancient cities Dorogobuzh
Russia 10 rubles of 2003 series Ancient cities Dorogobuzh
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Russia 10 rubles of 2003 series Ancient cities Kasimov
Russia 10 rubles of 2003 series Ancient cities Kasimov
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Russia 10 rubles 2004 series Ancient Cities Ryazhsk
Russia 10 rubles 2004 series Ancient Cities Ryazhsk
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Russia 10 rubles 2004 series Ancient Cities Dmitrov
Russia 10 rubles 2004 series Ancient Cities Dmitrov
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Russia 10 rubles 2004 series Ancient Cities Kem
Russia 10 rubles 2004 series Ancient Cities Kem
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Russia 10 rubles series Ancient Cities 2005 Kazan
Russia 10 rubles series Ancient Cities 2005 Kazan
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Russia 10 rubles series Ancient Cities 2005 Kaliningrad
Russia 10 rubles series Ancient Cities 2005 Kaliningrad
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BILGOROD DNISTROVSKIY City Ukraine 2000 coin Ancient Black Sea Fortress KM 95
BILGOROD DNISTROVSKIY City Ukraine 2000 coin Ancient Black Sea Fortress KM 95
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Russia 10 rubles series Ancient Cities 2006 Belgorod
Russia 10 rubles series Ancient Cities 2006 Belgorod
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Russia 10 rubles series Ancient Cities 2006 Kargopol
Russia 10 rubles series Ancient Cities 2006 Kargopol
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Russia 10 rubles series Ancient Cities 2006 Torzhok
Russia 10 rubles series Ancient Cities 2006 Torzhok
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Russia 10 rubles series Ancient Cities 2007 Great Ustyug St Petersburg Mint
Russia 10 rubles series Ancient Cities 2007 Great Ustyug St Petersburg Mint
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Russia 10 rubles series Ancient Cities 2007 Great Ustyug Moscow Mint
Russia 10 rubles series Ancient Cities 2007 Great Ustyug Moscow Mint
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Russia 10 rubles series Ancient Cities 2007 Vologda St Petersburg Mint
Russia 10 rubles series Ancient Cities 2007 Vologda St Petersburg Mint
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Russia 10 rubles series Ancient Cities 2007 Vologda Moscow Mint
Russia 10 rubles series Ancient Cities 2007 Vologda Moscow Mint
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Russia 10 rubles series Ancient Cities 2007 Gdov Moscow Mint
Russia 10 rubles series Ancient Cities 2007 Gdov Moscow Mint
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Russia 10 rubles series Ancient Cities 2007 Gdov St Petersburg Mint
Russia 10 rubles series Ancient Cities 2007 Gdov St Petersburg Mint
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Russia 10 Roubles 2011 Ancient Russian Cities Serie Yelets UNC Bimetal
Russia 10 Roubles 2011 Ancient Russian Cities Serie Yelets UNC Bimetal
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Russia 10 Roubles 2012 Ancient Russian Cities Serie Belozersk UNC Bimetal
Russia 10 Roubles 2012 Ancient Russian Cities Serie Belozersk UNC Bimetal
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Ukraine coin 2008 Ancient Halych Volhynia City RIVNE
Ukraine coin 2008 Ancient Halych Volhynia City RIVNE
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TURKEY 2015 HATTUSA ANCIENT CITIES SERIES NO9 COMMEMORATIVE SILVER COIN UNC
TURKEY 2015 HATTUSA ANCIENT CITIES SERIES NO9 COMMEMORATIVE SILVER COIN UNC
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Ukraine 5 Hryvnias 1100 Years Romny Romen Ancient Cities Nickel 2002
Ukraine 5 Hryvnias 1100 Years Romny Romen Ancient Cities Nickel 2002
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Ukraine 5 Grivna coin 2016 Cities of Ukraine Ancient Malyn UNC
Ukraine 5 Grivna coin 2016 Cities of Ukraine Ancient Malyn UNC
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LVIV CITY Ukraine 2006 Coin 750th Anniversary of Ancient Lemberg Lwow 5 Hryvnia
LVIV CITY Ukraine 2006 Coin 750th Anniversary of Ancient Lemberg Lwow 5 Hryvnia
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Ukraine 2008 coin Ancient Carpathian City CHERNIVTSI
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