;


Video of the Week: The entire history of the world’s cities in 3 minutes

Roundup
tags: Video of the Week



via GIPHY

Humans have been building cities for a very long time. Even the places we think of as old - Jerusalem, Athens, Cusco - are fairly new when viewed as part of the entire timeline of urbanization.

You can now watch the rise and fall of every city in history thanks to a new three-minute video. After researchers at Yale published digitized, geocoded data that maps documented urban settlements from 3700 B.C. to 2000 A.D., data enthusiast Max Galka created a visualization of it for Metrocosm.

Galka's video charts the entire history of cities, beginning with the earliest Sumerian civilization in the fertile crescent.

Read entire article at Business Insider


comments powered by Disqus