Many prosperous cities are renowned for having splendid architecture, a rich and lavish life of residents, as well as great legacies for mankind.
12. El Dorado: El Dorado is a legendary town located somewhere in Central or South America with an endless source of gold, even the streets are also paved with gold, forcing Spanish colonial efforts to spend a lot of money. research efforts. The name of the city refers to the rulers who ruled the land that is now Colombia north of the Andes. The residents here are skilled jewelers and have an endless source of gold. Besides being used for crafting and presenting to the gods, gold is also used for exchange and commerce.
11. Cuzco: Cuzco was once the capital of the Inca Empire. Today, its architecture embodies the technology and style of each period. During the period of development, the Incas built a temple, a path, and a plumbing system. The city at this time was very modern, well planned and extremely prosperous thanks to its location in the heart of the empire.
10. Tenochtitlan: Founded in 1325, Tenochtitlan is the capital of Mexico. This city built on water is extremely impressive and rich. Like Venice, this city is connected by canals and can only be reached by boat or on foot. Huge towers and structures rise out of the water. Residents have plenty of clean water for daily use. It has many temples, public buildings, castles and even zoos.
9. Great Zimbabwe: It’s hard to believe, but the city of Great Zimbabwe, capital of the Iron Age Kingdom of Zimbabwe, was once the richest and largest trading center in the region, with highways commercial as far as China. In addition, near the city with a large gold mine, most of its transactions are based on this resource. The city has a royal palace protected by high walls. This wonderful city was abandoned in 1450 after the exhaustion of the gold mines.
8. Damascus: It is the oldest city in the world permanently inhabited. Damascus became rich thanks to merchants operating on important trade routes. This city has impressive structures built thanks to the wealth of ancient times such as the Umayyad mosque, the old city, the market and the square …
7. Xi’an: The capital of Shaanxi Province, China, has more than 3,100 years of history and is named one of the 4 largest capitals of ancient China. Historically, this is where the famous Silk Road started. Xi’an has many well-preserved ramparts and temples, which testify to the richness and importance of the region.
6. Cahokia: Cahokia is an aboriginal town before the Colombian era discovered the Americas. It is located next to the Mississippi River, namely St. Louis, Missouri today. This little-known city was one of the largest and most influential neighborhoods in America at the time. It was built 500 years ago when Native Americans came into contact with Europeans. Today this city has almost disappeared. However, at that time it was one of the most prosperous places with wide trade routes. Archaeologists have found pottery, seashells, copper, wood, and stone, evidence that the area is an important agricultural center.
5. Plovdiv: Located in Bulgaria, Plovdiv has over 6,000 years of history and was an important part of the Roman Empire. Writer Lucian once praised Plovdiv as the biggest and most beautiful city of all cities. Ancient monuments show that the city has an impressive variety of public buildings, temples, bathrooms, and theaters. In addition, the city also has an advanced water and sewer system, protected by a double-walled well.
4. Babylon: Babylon was a rich, modern and powerful city during the reign of King Nebuchadnezzar. The city of Babylon is very large, with a thick brick wall surrounding 250 towers almost 140 m high. The city is surrounded by a moat and the Euphrates River flows through it, providing water to the inhabitants of the city. The Babylonians are also famous for their art of handling gold: the city once had a golden statue of Ba’al, a table made up of nearly 23,000 kg of gold, a lion statue and a human image. Golden. Additionally, King Nebuchadnezzar’s palace has been described as extremely magnificent. It is one of the most splendid palaces ever built.
3. Athens: It is a city with great power in ancient times, which laid the foundation for Western civilization. This place has been inhabited continuously for at least 7,000 years. Athens is famous for its artistic heritage, contributions to philosophy, education, religion and many other fields. The architectural achievements testify to the strength and power of this city, including massive public buildings such as the Agora, the Acropolis and later important Byzantine style churches.
2. Rome: Rome in Antiquity is one of the centers of wealth, art, culture, politics … It is often considered the cradle of Western civilization. Evidence of Rome’s wealth and ability to create amazing works of art and architecture still remains today, from the Roman arena to the marble statues that have been around for centuries. At that time, Rome was a civilized and prosperous city, with numerous shops, markets, bookstores, shoe and seasoning stores, providing its inhabitants with a comfortable and comfortable life.
1. Constantine: Named after Emperor Constantine, this beautiful and wealthy city was the capital of the Byzantine Empire. Constantinople’s technology, art and culture have surpassed any other city in Europe for over 1000 years. It has wide streets, courts, Senate buildings, guard walls and a large golden gate, a market and many other wonderful buildings. In the 12th century, inlays and silk became popular in Constantinople. The demand for art from this period was very high. Residents are well-off and can afford to spend money on expensive items. Constantinople has had a relatively large influence on culture and art in the West, especially Venice (the city’s trading partner).