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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2003 10 rubles set The ancient cities of Russia UNC Free shipping
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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 coin 5 UAH 2012 1800 Years of the Town of Sudak Ancient cities Crimea
Ukraine coin 5 UAH 2012 1800 Years of the Town of Sudak Ancient cities Crimea
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Ukraine coin 5 UAH 2010 925 years of the City of Lutsk Ancient cities UNC
Ukraine coin 5 UAH 2010 925 years of the City of Lutsk Ancient cities UNC
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Ukraine coin 5 UAH 2015 475th Anniversary of the City of Ternopil Ancient city
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RUSSIA 2011 10 ROUBLES BIMETALLIC ANCIENT CITIES YELETS BU
RUSSIA 2011 10 ROUBLES BIMETALLIC ANCIENT CITIES YELETS BU
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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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RUSSIA 2011 10 ROUBLES BIMETALLIC ANCIENT CITIES VORONEZH REGION BU
RUSSIA 2011 10 ROUBLES BIMETALLIC ANCIENT CITIES VORONEZH REGION BU
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RUSSIA 2011 10 ROUBLES BIMETALLIC ANCIENT CITIES SOLIKAMSK BU
RUSSIA 2011 10 ROUBLES BIMETALLIC ANCIENT CITIES SOLIKAMSK BU
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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 2012 350 Years of the City of Ivano Frankivsk Ancient city
Ukraine coin 5 UAH 2012 350 Years of the City of Ivano Frankivsk Ancient city
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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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Ukraine coin 5 UAH 2008 600 Years to the city of ChernivtsiAncient cityCastle
Ukraine coin 5 UAH 2008 600 Years to the city of ChernivtsiAncient cityCastle
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Ukraine coin 5 UAH 2008 725 years of the City of Rivne Ancient Halych Volhynia
Ukraine coin 5 UAH 2008 725 years of the City of Rivne Ancient Halych Volhynia
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Ukraine coin 5 UAH 2007 1100 Years of Perejaslav Khmelnytskyi Ancient cityUNC
Ukraine coin 5 UAH 2007 1100 Years of Perejaslav Khmelnytskyi Ancient cityUNC
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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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Ukraine coin 5 UAH 2012 500 Years of the Town of Chyhyryn Ancient city UNC
Ukraine coin 5 UAH 2012 500 Years of the Town of Chyhyryn Ancient city UNC
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UKRAINE 2012 COIN 500 Years of Chyhyryn ANCIENT CITY TOWN COSSACK CASTLE 5 UAH
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Ukraine coin 2008 Ancient Halych Volhynia City RIVNE
Ukraine coin 2008 Ancient Halych Volhynia City RIVNE
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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
Ukraine 2008 coin Ancient Carpathian City CHERNIVTSI
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Ukraine 2005 Coin 1300 Years Of KOROSTEN ANCIENT CITY
Ukraine 2005 Coin 1300 Years Of KOROSTEN ANCIENT CITY
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Ukraine 2013 10 UAH 650th Ann City of VINNYTSIA Ancient cities 1oz Proof Silver
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UKRAINE 2007 Cu Ni COIN 1100 years of CHERNIHIV castle ancient city swords 5 UAH
UKRAINE 2007 Cu Ni COIN 1100 years of CHERNIHIV castle ancient city swords 5 UAH
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Russia 10 Roubles 2003 Ancient Russian Cities Serie Murom UNC Bimetal RAR
Russia 10 Roubles 2003 Ancient Russian Cities Serie Murom UNC Bimetal RAR
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Russia 10 Roubles 2003 Ancient Russian Cities Serie Dorogobuzh UNC Bimetal
Russia 10 Roubles 2003 Ancient Russian Cities Serie Dorogobuzh UNC Bimetal
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Russia 10 Roubles 2006 Ancient Russian Cities Serie Belgorod UNC Bimetal
Russia 10 Roubles 2006 Ancient Russian Cities Serie Belgorod UNC Bimetal
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Ukraine 5 UAH 2500 Years to Balaklava Crimea Ancient City nickel silver 2004
Ukraine 5 UAH 2500 Years to Balaklava Crimea Ancient City nickel silver 2004
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Russia Set Ancient cities of Russia Rare 2003
Russia Set Ancient cities of Russia Rare 2003
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Ukraine 2013 Silver 10 Hryven 1oz Ancient Cities Uzhhorod NGC PF69 Low Mintage
Ukraine 2013 Silver 10 Hryven 1oz Ancient Cities Uzhhorod NGC PF69 Low Mintage
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Russia 10 Roubles 2004 Ancient Russian Cities Serie Ryazhsk UNC Bimetal RAR
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Russia 10 Roubles 2004 Ancient Russian Cities Serie Dmitrov UNC Bimetal RAR
Russia 10 Roubles 2004 Ancient Russian Cities Serie Dmitrov UNC Bimetal RAR
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Russia 10 Roubles 2004 Ancient Russian Cities Serie Kem  UNC Bimetal RAR
Russia 10 Roubles 2004 Ancient Russian Cities Serie Kem UNC Bimetal RAR
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A Pair CHINA Comm Coins LIJIANG ANCIENT CITY GREEN CITY HILL  Dujiang Weirs
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CITY of SUMY 350 Years Cossacks Ancient City Ukraine 2005 coin 5 Hryvnia KM 365
CITY of SUMY 350 Years Cossacks Ancient City Ukraine 2005 coin 5 Hryvnia KM 365
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The ancient city of Russia 3 pcs 2002 Derbent Kostroma Staraya Russa
The ancient city of Russia 3 pcs 2002 Derbent Kostroma Staraya Russa
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