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City planning in ancient times

Richard L. Currier

City planning in ancient times

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Published by Lerner Publications Co. in Minneapolis .
Written in English

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  • City planning -- Juvenile literature,
  • Cities and towns, Ancient -- Juvenile literature

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    Examines the art of city planning as it was in ancient times, and describes some of the oldest planned cities, now in ruins, of Greece, the Roman Empire, Egypt, and Mesopotamia.

    Edition Notes

    Statementby Arthur Segal ; retold for young readers by Richard L. Currier.
    GenreJuvenile literature
    SeriesDigging up the past, The Lerner archaeology series
    ContributionsSegal, Arthur.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination87 p. :
    Number of Pages87
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23253058M
    ISBN 100822508362
    OCLC/WorldCa2439304


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City in Planning in Ancient Times on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. City in Planning and Ancient History. I had the same thoughts when I read this book about Roman planning and construction.

Even though the focus is on Roman construction methods, there is likely much that has survived through to modern times, but that would be another book. I particularly enjoyed the view of the city from afar, which is repeatedly shown as development by: 6.

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Having imperfectly observed the institutions of the ancient city, men have dreamed of reviving them among us.

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