Resurrecting Ancient Cities from the Dead

Rather than continually build new towns on the outskirts of today's cities or struggle with creating a sense of place in newly constructed environments, could we resurrect old settlements to connect the old with the new?

Inspired by a visit to Istanbul, where "the historic fabric of the urban landscape was so neatly woven into contemporary living," and an article on "the new possibilities to re-introduce extinct species of animals into the world via genetic engineering," Mitchell Sutika Sipus explores the possibility of rebuilding ancient cities as a template for new urban growth and development.

"Do archaeological sites of vast cities such as Pakistan's Mohen Darjo or Cambodia's Angkor Wat need to remain isolated like museum specimens?"

"[I]f we can resurrect extinct animals, as far back as Mammoths, then why not resurrect civilizations?"

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