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Cities That Shaped the Ancient World


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Uruk * Ur * Hattusa * Troy * Babylon * Nineveh * Persepolis * Pergamum * Jerusalem * Petra * Ephesus * Palmyra * Memphis * Thebes * Amarna * Carthage * Alexandria * Meroe * Leptis Magna * Aksum * Knossos * Mycenae * Athens * Akragas * Paestum * Rome * Pompeii * Nimes and the Pont du Gard * Trier * Mohenjo-Daro * Linzi * Xianyang * Pataliputra * Anuradhapura * Caral * La Venta * Monte Alban * Teotihuacan * Tikal * Palenque

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An illustrated tour of 40 of the greatest cities that shaped the ancient world and its civilizations, and which in turn have shaped our own

About the Author

John Julius Norwich is the author of magisterial histories of Norman Sicily, the republic of Venice and the Byzantine empire. He has also written widely on architecture and music, and has presented some 30 BBC television historical documentaries. He is Chairman of the Venice in Peril Fund and of the World Monuments Fund in Britain.


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