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.

Find Popular Ancient Cities At eBay Below:

UKRAINE 2012 COIN 350 YEARS OF THE CITY IVANO FRANKIVSK STANISLAV Ancient city
UKRAINE 2012 COIN 350 YEARS OF THE CITY IVANO FRANKIVSK STANISLAV Ancient city
$5.99
UKRAINE COIN 600 YEARS TO CHERNIVTSI ANCIENT CITY 2008 UNC
UKRAINE COIN 600 YEARS TO CHERNIVTSI ANCIENT CITY 2008 UNC
$6.99
UKRAINE NICKEL COIN 800 years of the City of Zbarazh ancient city 2011
UKRAINE NICKEL COIN 800 years of the City of Zbarazh ancient city 2011
$5.99
UKRAINECOIN 975 years of Bohuslav ANCIENT CITY bridgve over the river
UKRAINECOIN 975 years of Bohuslav ANCIENT CITY bridgve over the river
$5.99
AC ASPENDOS ANTIK KENTI ASPENDOS ANCIENT CITY TURKEY UNC 2012
AC ASPENDOS ANTIK KENTI ASPENDOS ANCIENT CITY TURKEY UNC 2012
$79.50
ISRAEL ANCIENT CITIES SET BEIT SHEAN 1965 TOMBAC MEDAL
ISRAEL ANCIENT CITIES SET BEIT SHEAN 1965 TOMBAC MEDAL
$9.00
UKRAINE 2012 COIN 500 Years of the Town of Chyhyryn ANCIENT CITY 5 UAH
UKRAINE 2012 COIN 500 Years of the Town of Chyhyryn ANCIENT CITY 5 UAH
$5.99
UKRAINE 2010 COIN 925 YEARS OF THE CITY OF LUTSK Castle Tower ancient city
UKRAINE 2010 COIN 925 YEARS OF THE CITY OF LUTSK Castle Tower ancient city
$5.99
UKRAINE NICKEL COIN 725 YEARS OF RIVNE ancient city 2008
UKRAINE NICKEL COIN 725 YEARS OF RIVNE ancient city 2008
$5.99
UKRAINE NICKEL COIN CITY of LVIV ANCIENT CITY 2006 UNC
UKRAINE NICKEL COIN CITY of LVIV ANCIENT CITY 2006 UNC
$8.99
UKRAINE NICKEL COIN 1100 years of CHERNIHIV CHERNIGIV ancient city 2007
UKRAINE NICKEL COIN 1100 years of CHERNIHIV CHERNIGIV ancient city 2007
$8.99
ISRAEL 1986 2 SILVER COINS 1 2 SHEQEL +1 SHEQEL ANCIENT CITY AKKO
ISRAEL 1986 2 SILVER COINS 1 2 SHEQEL +1 SHEQEL ANCIENT CITY AKKO
$69.99
Ancient cities of the Bosporus Mirmekiy
Ancient cities of the Bosporus Mirmekiy
$94.95
Russia 201110 rubles Yelets Ancient Cities of Russia
Russia 201110 rubles Yelets Ancient Cities of Russia
$2.25
A Pair CHINA Comm Coins LIJIANG ANCIENT CITY GREEN CITY HILL  Dujiang Weirs
A Pair CHINA Comm Coins LIJIANG ANCIENT CITY GREEN CITY HILL Dujiang Weirs
$19.50
RUSSIA BIMETAL 10 rubles UNC coins The ancient city Bryansk 2010 SPMD
RUSSIA BIMETAL 10 rubles UNC coins The ancient city Bryansk 2010 SPMD
$2.50
Russia 10 rubles bimetallic commemorativeAncient Cities Dorogobuzh
Russia 10 rubles bimetallic commemorativeAncient Cities Dorogobuzh
$3.75
Russia 10 roubles 2004 Dmitrov Ancient City 9 Y825 BU
Russia 10 roubles 2004 Dmitrov Ancient City 9 Y825 BU
$7.99
Russia 201110 rubles Solikamsk Ancient Cities of Russia
Russia 201110 rubles Solikamsk Ancient Cities of Russia
$2.35
Ukraine 2013 Coin 1120 YEARS of UZHGOROD Uzhhorod Ancient City 5 UAH
Ukraine 2013 Coin 1120 YEARS of UZHGOROD Uzhhorod Ancient City 5 UAH
$6.01
Russia 2 coins 10 roubles ancient cities of Russia Dorogobuj Dmitrov 2003 2004
Russia 2 coins 10 roubles ancient cities of Russia Dorogobuj Dmitrov 2003 2004
$12.00
RUSSIA 2011 10 ROUBLES BIMETALLIC ANCIENT CITIES SOLIKAMSK BU
RUSSIA 2011 10 ROUBLES BIMETALLIC ANCIENT CITIES SOLIKAMSK BU
$1.99
RUSSIA 2011 10 ROUBLES BIMETALLIC ANCIENT CITIES REPUBLIC OF BURYATIA BU
RUSSIA 2011 10 ROUBLES BIMETALLIC ANCIENT CITIES REPUBLIC OF BURYATIA BU
$1.99
RUSSIA 2011 10 ROUBLES BIMETALLIC ANCIENT CITIES YELETS BU
RUSSIA 2011 10 ROUBLES BIMETALLIC ANCIENT CITIES YELETS BU
$1.99
RUSSIA 2011 10 ROUBLES BIMETALLIC ANCIENT CITIES VORONEZH REGION BU
RUSSIA 2011 10 ROUBLES BIMETALLIC ANCIENT CITIES VORONEZH REGION BU
$1.99
Russia 2009 Coins Ancient Cities
Russia 2009 Coins Ancient Cities
$16.95
Russia 10 roubles bimetallic 24 coins ancient cities of Russia
Russia 10 roubles bimetallic 24 coins ancient cities of Russia
$65.40
Rare Ottoman Coins  Artifacts from Ancient City of Odessos Thrace
Rare Ottoman Coins Artifacts from Ancient City of Odessos Thrace
$19.99
ISRAEL BRONZE STATE MEDAL ANCIENT CITIES 45mm ACRE H95
ISRAEL BRONZE STATE MEDAL ANCIENT CITIES 45mm ACRE H95
$19.99
ISRAEL BRONZE STATE MEDAL ANCIENT CITIES 45mm ASHKELON H98
ISRAEL BRONZE STATE MEDAL ANCIENT CITIES 45mm ASHKELON H98
$19.99
ISRAEL BRONZE STATE MEDAL ANCIENT CITIES 45mm AVDAT H93
ISRAEL BRONZE STATE MEDAL ANCIENT CITIES 45mm AVDAT H93
$19.99
ISRAEL BRONZE STATE MEDAL ANCIENT CITIES 45mm BEIT SHEAN H92
ISRAEL BRONZE STATE MEDAL ANCIENT CITIES 45mm BEIT SHEAN H92
$19.99
ISRAEL BRONZE STATE MEDAL ANCIENT CITIES 45mm CAESAREA H94
ISRAEL BRONZE STATE MEDAL ANCIENT CITIES 45mm CAESAREA H94
$19.99
ISRAEL BRONZE STATE MEDAL ANCIENT CITIES 45mm JAFFA H96
ISRAEL BRONZE STATE MEDAL ANCIENT CITIES 45mm JAFFA H96
$19.99
ISRAEL BRONZE STATE MEDAL ANCIENT CITIES 45mm JERUSALEM H99
ISRAEL BRONZE STATE MEDAL ANCIENT CITIES 45mm JERUSALEM H99
$19.99
ISRAEL BRONZE STATE MEDAL ANCIENT CITIES 45mm TIBERIAS H97
ISRAEL BRONZE STATE MEDAL ANCIENT CITIES 45mm TIBERIAS H97
$19.99
ISRAEL 1965 ANCIENT CITIES TIBERIAS TOMBAC MEDAL
ISRAEL 1965 ANCIENT CITIES TIBERIAS TOMBAC MEDAL
$7.00
Russia 10 Roubles 2008 Vladimir Ancient cities
Russia 10 Roubles 2008 Vladimir Ancient cities
$0.99
Russia 10 Roubles 2008 Vladimir Ancient cities
Russia 10 Roubles 2008 Vladimir Ancient cities
$1.20
CHINA COMMEMORATIVE COIN A WORLD CULTURAL HERITAGE LIJIANG ANCIENT CITY
CHINA COMMEMORATIVE COIN A WORLD CULTURAL HERITAGE LIJIANG ANCIENT CITY
$6.50



List Of Recently Purchased Ancient Cities:


ukraine 2012 coin 350 years of the city ivanofrankivsk stanislav ancient city, ukraine coin 600 years to chernivtsi ancient city 2008 unc, ukraine nickel coin 800 years of the city of zbarazh ancient city 2011, ukrainecoin 975 years of bohuslav ancient city bridgve over the river, ac aspendos antik kenti aspendos ancient city turkey unc 2012 , israel ancient cities set beit shean 1965 tombac medal, ukraine 2012 coin 500 years of the town of chyhyryn ancient city 5 uah, ukraine 2010 coin 925 years of the city of lutsk castle tower ancient city, ukraine nickel coin 725 years of rivne ancient city 2008, ukraine nickel coin city of lviv ancient city 2006 unc, ukraine nickel coin 1100 years of chernihiv chernigiv ancient city 2007, israel 1986 2 silver coins 12 sheqel 1 sheqel ancient city akko, ancient cities of the bosporus mirmekiy, russia 201110 rubles yelets ancient cities of russia , a pair china comm coins lijiang ancient city green city hill amp; dujiang weirs, russia bimetal 10 rubles unc coins the ancient city bryansk 2010 spmd, russia 10 rubles bimetallic commemorativeancient cities dorogobuzh€, russia 10 roubles 2004 dmitrov ancient city 9 y825 bu, russia 201110 rubles solikamsk ancient cities of russia , ukraine 2013 coin 1120 years of uzhgorod uzhhorod ancient city 5 uah, russia 2 coins 10 roubles ancient cities of russia dorogobuj dmitrov 2003 2004, russia 2011 10 roubles bimetallic ancient cities solikamsk bu, russia 2011 10 roubles bimetallic ancient cities republic of buryatia bu, russia 2011 10 roubles bimetallic ancient cities yelets bu, russia 2011 10 roubles bimetallic ancient cities voronezh region bu, russia 2009 coins ancient cities, russia 10 roubles bimetallic 24 coins ancient cities of russia, rare ottoman coins amp; artifacts from ancient city of odessos thrace, israel bronze state medal ancient cities 45mm acre h95, israel bronze state medal ancient cities 45mm ashkelon h98, israel bronze state medal ancient cities 45mm avdat h93, israel bronze state medal ancient cities 45mm beit shean h92, israel bronze state medal ancient cities 45mm caesarea h94, israel bronze state medal ancient cities 45mm jaffa h96, israel bronze state medal ancient cities 45mm jerusalem h99, israel bronze state medal ancient cities 45mm tiberias h97, israel 1965 ancient cities tiberias tombac medal, russia 10 roubles 2008 vladimir ancient cities, china commemorative coin a world cultural heritage lijiang ancient city, russia 2008 coins ancient cities, ukraine 2009 coin 225 years of simferopol city ancient capital of crimea 5 uah, ukraine 5 hryven 1999 bu 900th ann novgorodsiversk principality ancient city, ukraine silver 2012 1oz coin 1800 years of sudak city ancient town mint 3000, ukraine 2012 coin 1800 years of sudak city ancient crimea town black sea, russia 2012 coin ancient cities, turkey 2013 ancient city of sagalassos antonine fountain commemo silver coin unc, ac turkey ancient city of sagalassos antonine fountain 2013 uncirculated , turkey aspendos ancient city turkey unc 2012, boguslav bohuslav 2008 ukraine coin ancient kievan rus fort city 5 hryvna km512, russia 2010 coins ancient cities, 1965 israel state medal city acre ancient coin design fish ship big 45mm 41gr, ukraine coin 225 years of the city of simferopol crimea ancient cities, turkey 2012 the ancient city of aspendos silver commemorative coin, turkey 2012 the ancient city of bergama silver commemorative coin, turkey 2012 the commemorative silver coin of the ancient city of aspendos unc, turkey 2012 the commemorative silver coin of the ancient city of pergamon unc, ukraine 2012 coin 500 years of chygyryn city ancient cossacks fortress, ukraine 2000 coin ancient city bilgoroddnistrovskiy, israel judaica lot of 9 silver medals ancient cities amp; sites, israel ancient cities set jerusalem 1965 tombac medal, ukraine coin 2008 ancient halychvolhynia city rivne, ukraine 2012 coin 500 years of chygyryn city ancient hetmans capital fort, ukraine 2006 coin lviv city ancient lemberg lwow, russia 2005 coins ancient cities, ukraine 2008 coin ancient carpathian city chernivtsi, russia yurevets 10 rubles ten roubles russian coin 2010 spb ancient cities of ru, ukraine 2005 coin 1300 years of korosten ancient city, ac bergama antik kenti athena tapinagi bergama ancient city athena temple , ukraine2008 nickel coin 850 years to sniatyn town hall building ancient city, israel ancient cities set lod 1965 tombac medal



Poplular Coins Recently Searched For:

10 rouble ancient cities 2011. 10 rouble ancient cities. set ancient cities of Russia. nabatean coins ebay. isreil ancient cities. israel ancient cities set coins tombac meda. israel 1965 historical cities set 9 medal silver. coins from ancient cities around the black sea. antient cities. Ancient Towns of Russia coins. ancient city coins. ancient carpatheon coin. ukraine coin 5 hryven 2008 975 years of the city of bohuslav.

Leave a comment

You must be logged in to post a comment.