Ancient Cities and Civilisations
Ancient Cities and Civilisations are continually being unearthed all over the world. If Plato’s description of Atlantis as an urban centred society is factual and the features of the city, which he has recorded, are not just transferred from his own age, using literary licence, then we must look to the earliest cities for possible clues to the location and nature of Plato’s city of Atlantis. November 2012 saw a report(a) of a previously unknown city unearthed in Jordan at Tall-el-Hammam that may have been the hub of a city-state dated to 1800-1540 BC.
Of related interest is a recent paper that describes how “ancient human settlements function in much the same way as modern cities.”(b)