By Richard Miles
Across the center East, the Mediterranean and the Nile Delta, awe-inspiring, sizeable ruins are scattered around the panorama - enormous palaces, temples, fortresses, shattered statues of historic gods, carvings praising the everlasting energy of long-forgotten dynasties. those ruins - the rest of hundreds of thousands of years of human civilization - are either inspirational of their grandeur, and negative in that their as soon as teeming centres of inhabitants have been all finally destroyed and abandoned.
In this significant ebook, Richard Miles recreates those notable towns, starting from the Euphrates to the Roman Empire, to appreciate the roots of human civilization. His problem is to make us remember that the towns which outline tradition, faith and monetary luck and that are humanity's maximum invention, have constantly had a merciless area to them, construction structures that experience supplied either awesome possibilities and back-breaking hardship.
This exhilarating ebook is either a excitement to learn and a problem to us all to consider our previous - and concerning the present.
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