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Risen from the Ashes: Cities that Have Triumphed in Disaster

Humans are destined to live together. We have been cohabiting since the beginning of time, from clans to tribes, from villages to cities, there has always been and there will always be a community. Like colonies to ants, so are cities to humans. But those great centers of gatherings and coexistence have sometimes run into […]

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10 Free Most Popular Museums to visit in London

British Library British Library has an archive that contains more than 150 million items such as: books, newspapers, journals, ancient manuscripts, etc. A stunning collection that takes you through the history of human civilization. Featured collection items include: Gutenberg Bible, Beowulf manuscript, Mozart’s thematic catalogue and much more. The library also holds one of the biggest philatelic […]

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Emblematic Cities in the World: Past and Present

It is amazing how some of the most emblematic cities have changed over time. Some of them look totally different. That shows how mankind is evolving and the level of sophistication that we have reached. Here are some visuals of how some of the most iconic cities in the world have changed. Shanghai (1990-2010) Shanghai […]

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10 of the Oldest Cities in the World

After unlocking the secrets of agriculture, humans shrugged off their hunter-gatherer past and moved into large settlements called cities. Man traded his freedom for physical security, social continuity and plenitude. No longer subject to nature and her caprices, man was free to concentrate on other things. City dwelling brought us monumental buildings, writing, civil engineering, […]

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Beautiful Cities Destroyed By War

Since the very beginning of civilisation, humans have fought wars over land, wealth and religion. The effects of these battles can often be absolutely devastating, causing a huge loss of human life but also destroying buildings, monuments and sometimes entire cities at the same time. The following are 10 harrowing examples of just this, and […]