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Other than Athens or Rome- what do you think is the most influential city in history?


 

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Jose Velasquez (PHILLYDREAMER) says

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    Alastar Packer 4 years ago

    Both good choices Philly. If not mistaken the Great pyramids are in the geographical center of the world And Jerusalem is certainly been of the most important religious cities for thousands of years.

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    Alastar Packer 4 years ago

    The capital of the eastern Roman Empire, then the Byzantine Empire, and then the power center of the Ottoman Turks- excellent pick kdawson!


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    Alastar Packer 4 years ago

    Wow that's a lot of folks there in Cairo Angie! Talk about antiquity and influence on history- Cairo and Egypt have them both in spades. Great choice here Canook!

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    Teylina 4 years ago

    Influential broad term. Athens/Rome academics/ religion) I think rule. Const/Istan close. Egyptian medical/math rank high but can't think of a city. Sumer blank. I have to include Babylon/Berlin (hedonistic/political-religion mix) for greed and evil?


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    Alastar Packer 4 years ago

    Excellent choice with Costan/Instan kathryn1000. From the city's founding by Constantine the Great through to the Ottoman Turks in the 15th century it played a tremendous role in world history.

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    Alastar Packer 4 years ago

    Read some of Zechariah Sitchen's books sometime Tey. His translations of the Sumerian cuneiform texts are fascinating and have convinced many that there may be more to the ancient "gods" than mere myth.

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    Alastar Packer 4 years ago

    Read a new book called 'Babylon' so got caught up on the Babylonian history some and in my opinion your absolutely right about it having more influence than Athens.