Ancient Cities Were Built On The Same Universal Laws As Modern Cities

February 23, 2015 8:06 PM

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According to a recent study, ancient cities were built on the same universal laws as modern cities. Even though, each settlement, influenced by its region, has its own architecture, language and cuisine, it seems that all cities are shaped in correspondence to a few basic rules. The study was published in the Science Advances journal.

The team led by Scott Ortman, professor at the University of Colorado, Boulder and Luis Bettencourt, who studies complex systems at the Santa Fe Institute in New Mexico had already published a paper in the Plos One journal in 2014 where they showed how ancient cities, just like the modern ones, beca...

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