The 16 Greatest Cities In Human History
Robert Johnson and Gus Lubin of Businessinsider have put together the work of historians Tertius Chandler, Gerald Fox, and George Modelski who have identified the largest cities throughout history and developed a slideshow of the top 16 cities.
The historians came to their conclusion by studying household data, agricultural commerce, church records, fortification sizes, food distribution and loss of life in a disaster, among other data.
Johnson and Lubin highlight that these cities led mankind to new heights of culture and commerce and arguably the epicenters of human civilization. They note that in each case every city was surpassed by a new rising state and some completely seized to exist.
Check out the list on the link above for all the key cities.
Courtesy of Businessinsider.com