Ancient Cities Share Incredible Similarities with Modern Ones

February 21, 2015 3:48 PM

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Two scientists who were involved in a study on modern city scaling and demographic dynamics extended their research on thousands of ancient cities and found that both modern and ancient cities evolve under a set of universal laws, regardless of their legal and political regime. Scientists now claim that those laws are both predictable and almost mathematical.

The two researchers claim that a city, be it modern or long-forgotten, is not just an immobile brick-and-mortar structure; instead it is more like a living organism, while it is constantly evolving according to the people that inhabit it.

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