New History: Six Cities in One

123 Hieroglyphic carvings on the exterior walls of an ancient egyptian temple

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China

In the Chinese city of Kaifeng a series of ruins were discovered which reveal how the site had been used continually for creating new cities. As the article elaborates when the old countries were destroyed cities were also typically destroyed. Kaifeng benefited from the fact that the Yellow River used to flood and essentially bury the ruins, leaving empty land for a new city.

Kaifeng

A tomb discovered in Datong City, China, has walls covered in decorative murals. The paintings depict everyday life.

Datong

Japan

A large mound of rocks was discovered in Nara (a major Japanese city that was the capital of Japan in the 8th century). Researchers believe it could contain the remains of a former Japanese Emperor.

Nara

Egypt

A statue of pharaoh Amenhotep III was discovered in Luxor along with several pieces of an Egyptian goddess.

Luxor

Two statues of the Pharaoh Ramesses have been discovered in Heliopolis. One was 8 m tall and the other was about 80 cm.

Pharaoh Ramessses

 

 

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