> Among the interesting artifacts revealed at the site was a cylindrical stamp impression of a man holding his hands up in the air, as well as several figurines of people and animals and tools imported from Egypt.
This was surprising for me. A city that cannot build tools, but imports them. And if the site was fertile and inhabited for milleniums, how come these artefacts look
That's 1.2 ancient denizens per student. The size of the research is nearing the size of the ancient city.
is this article an exaggeration?
a quick search shows NYC has over 8,000,000 residents
- A constant agrictultural surplus being able to support a city of this size.
- A political system with some form of taxation and probably a kind of military and/or police.
- A construction and manufacturing industry.
This is all really basic stuff for a modern society, but we only got here, because we built on giants.