Baghdad And A New Paradigm For Urbanity

Bagdad is where the first city in history, the city of Ur, was built roughly 4 thousand years ago.
March 20, 2003, 12pm PST | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"Founded in 762, Baghdad was considered one of the gems of a rising Muslim world, on par with the imperial splendor of Constantinople, and attracted a diverse, privileged population. The city was laid out as a perfect circle, the gates of its walls topped by golden domes, and in the center of it all, a great mosque, and a palace, no doubt now nearly 1300 years later, a target."

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Published on Thursday, March 20, 2003 in KCRW
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