A new research suggests that ancient and modern cities followed similar mathematical rule: urban scaling. An international group of analysts closely studied relics of ancient cities. They found that populous ancient cities were more productive as compared to the lesser ones. Surprisingly, modern people obey same pattern in order to build cities. It is a strong evidence to prove that modern cities are not as different as previously thought. The report is printed in detail in Science Advances journal.
Scientists and anthropologist alike are using this latest study as strong evidence against the belief capitalism is essential to growth in cities; rather development follows growth, not the other way around.