The meaning of the term civilization has changed several times...
Eridu (present day Abu Shahrein, Iraq) was considered the first...
The Fertile Crescent, often called the "Cradle of Civilization"...
Mesopotamia (from the Greek, meaning 'between two rivers&rsquo...
Nineveh (modern-day Mosul, Iraq) was one of the oldest and greatest...
A polis (plural: poleis) was the typical structure of a community...
Thebes was the capital of Egypt during the period of the New Kingdom...
Ur was a city in the region of Sumer, southern Mesopotamia, in...
Urbanization is the process by which rural communities grow to...
The English word 'wall' is derived from the Latin, vallus...
Mesopotamia: The Rise of the Cities
Once upon a time, in the land known as Sumer, the people built...
The growth of Greek cities in the first millennium BC
In this paper I trace the growth of the largest Greek cities...