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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UKRAINE 2012 COIN 500 Years of Chyhyryn ANCIENT CITY TOWN COSSACK CASTLE 5 UAH
UKRAINE 2012 COIN 500 Years of Chyhyryn ANCIENT CITY TOWN COSSACK CASTLE 5 UAH
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ISRAEL BRONZE STATE MEDAL ANCIENT CITIES 45mm AVDAT H93
ISRAEL BRONZE STATE MEDAL ANCIENT CITIES 45mm AVDAT H93
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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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Ukraine 5 hryvnas 225 years Ancient City Simferopol Crimea nickel silver 2009
Ukraine 5 hryvnas 225 years Ancient City Simferopol Crimea nickel silver 2009
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Ukraine 5 hryvnas 650th Anniversary Ancient City Vinnytsia nickel silver 2013
Ukraine 5 hryvnas 650th Anniversary Ancient City Vinnytsia nickel silver 2013
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Ukraine 5 hryvnas 500 Years Ancient Cities Chyhyryn nickel silver 2012
Ukraine 5 hryvnas 500 Years Ancient Cities Chyhyryn nickel silver 2012
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Ukraine 5 hryvnas 1800 Years Ancient Cities Sudak Crimea nickel silver 2012
Ukraine 5 hryvnas 1800 Years Ancient Cities Sudak Crimea nickel silver 2012
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Ukraine 5 hryvnas 350 Years Ancient City Sumy nickel silver 2005
Ukraine 5 hryvnas 350 Years Ancient City Sumy nickel silver 2005
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ISRAEL BRONZE STATE MEDAL ANCIENT CITIES 45mm CAESAREA H94
ISRAEL BRONZE STATE MEDAL ANCIENT CITIES 45mm CAESAREA H94
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Ukraine 10 grivnas 1120 Years City of Uzhhorod Ancient Zakarpattia Proof 2013
Ukraine 10 grivnas 1120 Years City of Uzhhorod Ancient Zakarpattia Proof 2013
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SNIATYN Ancient City Ukraine 5 Hryvnia Coin 2008 Magdeburg Rights Galicia Knigh
SNIATYN Ancient City Ukraine 5 Hryvnia Coin 2008 Magdeburg Rights Galicia Knigh
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2017 Ukraine Ancient Halych Cu Ni Coin Architecture City Castle West 5 UAH UNC
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UKRAINE SILVER COIN BATURYN COSSACK Hetmans capital city ancient fortress 10 UAH
UKRAINE SILVER COIN BATURYN COSSACK Hetmans capital city ancient fortress 10 UAH
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Ukraine 5 hryvnias 1100 Years Poltava Ancient Cities nickel silver
Ukraine 5 hryvnias 1100 Years Poltava Ancient Cities nickel silver
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One Real Cob Silver Mexico City Ancient Coin 1550 1560 W 18k Gold Bezel 531
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TURKEY 2014 ANCIENT CITY OF HIERAPOLIS NECROPOLIS COMMEMORATIVE SILVER COIN UNC
TURKEY 2014 ANCIENT CITY OF HIERAPOLIS NECROPOLIS COMMEMORATIVE SILVER COIN UNC
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TURKEY 2013 ANCIENT CITY OF SAGALASSOS ANTONINE FOUNTAIN COMMEMO SILVER COIN UNC
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CHINA COMMEMORATIVE COIN A WORLD CULTURAL HERITAGE LIJIANG ANCIENT CITY
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Israel 1965 Caesarea series of ancient cities medal bronze 45 mm 40 Gr
Israel 1965 Caesarea series of ancient cities medal bronze 45 mm 40 Gr
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Israel 1965 Avdat series of ancient cities medal bronze 45 mm 40 Gr
Israel 1965 Avdat series of ancient cities medal bronze 45 mm 40 Gr
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Israel 1965 Acre Akko series of ancient cities medal bronze 45 mm 40 Gr
Israel 1965 Acre Akko series of ancient cities medal bronze 45 mm 40 Gr
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Israel 1965 Lod series of ancient cities medal bronze 45 mm 40 Gr
Israel 1965 Lod series of ancient cities medal bronze 45 mm 40 Gr
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Israel 1965 Jaffa series of ancient cities medal bronze 45 mm 40 Gr
Israel 1965 Jaffa series of ancient cities medal bronze 45 mm 40 Gr
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10 rubles 2017 bimetal Ancient cities Olonets
10 rubles 2017 bimetal Ancient cities Olonets
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Russia 10 rubles 2012 series Ancient Cities Belozersk
Russia 10 rubles 2012 series Ancient Cities Belozersk
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Israel 1965 Beit Shean series of ancient cities medal bronze 45 mm 40 Gr
Israel 1965 Beit Shean series of ancient cities medal bronze 45 mm 40 Gr
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Israel 1965 Tiberias series of ancient cities medal bronze 45 mm 40 Gr
Israel 1965 Tiberias series of ancient cities medal bronze 45 mm 40 Gr
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Israel 1965 Ashkelon series of ancient cities medal bronze 45 mm 40 Gr
Israel 1965 Ashkelon series of ancient cities medal bronze 45 mm 40 Gr
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TURKEY 2012 THE COMMEMORATIVE SILVER COIN OF THE ANCIENT CITY OF ASPENDOS UNC
TURKEY 2012 THE COMMEMORATIVE SILVER COIN OF THE ANCIENT CITY OF ASPENDOS UNC
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TURKEY 2012 THE COMMEMORATIVE SILVER COIN OF THE ANCIENT CITY OF PERGAMON UNC
TURKEY 2012 THE COMMEMORATIVE SILVER COIN OF THE ANCIENT CITY OF PERGAMON UNC
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Ukraine 5 hryvnias 1000 Years Khotyn Ancient Cities nickel silver 2002
Ukraine 5 hryvnias 1000 Years Khotyn Ancient Cities nickel silver 2002
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Ukraine 5 hryvnias 1100 Years Romny Romen Ancient Cities nickel silver 2002
Ukraine 5 hryvnias 1100 Years Romny Romen Ancient Cities nickel silver 2002
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2004 Ukraine Coin 5 UAH Hryven 350 years to the city of Kharkiv Ancient city UNC
2004 Ukraine Coin 5 UAH Hryven 350 years to the city of Kharkiv Ancient city UNC
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2014 Ukraine Coin 5 Hryven UAH 220 Years of the City of Odesa Ancient city UNC
2014 Ukraine Coin 5 Hryven UAH 220 Years of the City of Odesa Ancient city UNC
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UKRAINE2008 NICKEL COIN 850 YEARS TO SNIATYN Town Hall building ancient city
UKRAINE2008 NICKEL COIN 850 YEARS TO SNIATYN Town Hall building ancient city
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UKRAINE 2012 COIN 500 Years of Chyhyryn ANCIENT CITY COSSACK FORTRESS 5 UAH
UKRAINE 2012 COIN 500 Years of Chyhyryn ANCIENT CITY COSSACK FORTRESS 5 UAH
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UKRAINE NICKEL COIN 600 YEARS OF CHERNIVTSI ANCIENT CITY Carpathians 2008 5 UAH
UKRAINE NICKEL COIN 600 YEARS OF CHERNIVTSI ANCIENT CITY Carpathians 2008 5 UAH
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UKRAINE 2010 NICKEL COIN 925 YEARS OF LUTSK Castle Tower ancient city 5 UAH
UKRAINE 2010 NICKEL COIN 925 YEARS OF LUTSK Castle Tower ancient city 5 UAH
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UKRAINE 2008 NICKEL COIN Bohuslav ANCIENT CITY KIEVAN RUS bridge Cossack weapon
UKRAINE 2008 NICKEL COIN Bohuslav ANCIENT CITY KIEVAN RUS bridge Cossack weapon
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UKRAINE Cu Ni COIN 1300 Years of town Korosten ANCIENT CITY 2005 Zhytomyr 5 UAH
UKRAINE Cu Ni COIN 1300 Years of town Korosten ANCIENT CITY 2005 Zhytomyr 5 UAH
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