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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225 YEARS of SIMFEROPOL Ukraine 2009 coin Ancient City Crimea 5 Hryvnia Km 545
225 YEARS of SIMFEROPOL Ukraine 2009 coin Ancient City Crimea 5 Hryvnia Km 545
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Ukraine 5 hryvnas 800 years Ancient City Zbaraz nickel silver 2011
Ukraine 5 hryvnas 800 years Ancient City Zbaraz nickel silver 2011
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Ukraine 10 UAH 220 Years of ODESSA 2014 Ancient City Black Sea Port Ship
Ukraine 10 UAH 220 Years of ODESSA 2014 Ancient City Black Sea Port Ship
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Russia 10 rubles 2010 Series Ancient Cities Bryansk
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2016 Ukraine Coin 5 Hryven UAH Ancient Drohobych City Halych Town UNC
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2012 Ukraine Coin 5 Hryven UAH 500 Years of the Town Chyhyryn Ancient City UNC
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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 5 UAH 725 years of the City of Rivne Ancient Halych Volhynia 2008 Coin
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2016 Ukraine Cu Ni coin Ancient Malyn City Architecture Castle Fortress 5UAH 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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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
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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 2002 The ancient city of Derbent Dagestan Republic Bi Metallic
Russia 10 rubles 2002 The ancient city of Derbent Dagestan Republic Bi Metallic
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Russia 10 Roubles 2011 Ancient Russian Cities Serie Yelets UNC Bimetal
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Ukraine coin 2008 Ancient Halych Volhynia City RIVNE
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Russia 10 rubles of 2003 series Ancient cities Murom
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Russia 10 rubles of 2003 series Ancient cities Kasimov
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Russia 10 rubles series Ancient Cities 2007 Vologda St Petersburg Mint
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Russia 10 rubles series Ancient Cities 2006 Kargopol
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Russia 10 rubles of 2003 series Ancient cities Pskov
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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 2006 Belgorod
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