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Europe in the Middle Ages episode 4 - Cities and Cathedrals
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Europe in the Middle Ages episode 4 – Cities and Cathedrals

Europe in the Middle Ages episode 4 - Cities and Cathedrals: Historians considered for a long time the picturesque maze of alleyways in medieval towns to be construction planning gone haywire. New research reveals the surprising fact that many mediaeval towns were conceived on the drawing board by urban planners who were well versed in geometry, for the towns grew and offered a home to many people.     Even outsiders such as swindlers, beggars and charlatans found shelter, for…

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First Civilizations episode 3 – Cities

First Civilizations – Cities episode 3, view the birthplace of civilization: the Middle East, site of the world’s first villages, towns and cities, from the hills of Turkey to the plains of Iraq. They were crucibles of invention and innovation-turbo-charging the pace of progress.     A look at the first human civilizations, which emerged in the Near East, Egypt, the Indus Valley, China, the Andes, and Mesoamerica. All subsequent civilizations have been derived from these original six foundational civilizations.…

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