Lost Cities of the Ancient World - Interview With Author Philip Matyszak

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Kelly Macquire
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published on 15 November 2023

What happened to the places that history forgot – the cities submerged under water, decimated by invading armies or swallowed up by the sands of time? Where are they, and what can they tell us about our past?

From the sunken city of Thonis off the coast of Egypt to the deep cave dwellings of Derinkuyu in Turkey, Philip Matyszak brings to life the cities that time forgot, exploring sites from across Europe, the Middle East and Asia and covering four thousand years of human history.

Matyszak reveals a dynamic network of peoples and cultures who fought and traded between themselves, exchanging inventions, ideas and philosophies, with the result that peoples as far apart as Çatalhöyük in Turkey and Skara Brae in the Orkney Islands shared much of a common heritage. Where archaeological remains and artefacts have vanished completely, Matyszak turns to ancient texts to discover what happened to the cities that have never been found. The trials, tribulations and triumphs that they faced, including how they coped with the challenges of climate change, displacement and conflict, have lessons for the present.

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Lost Cities of the Ancient World
by Philip Matyszak
https://thamesandhudson.com/lost-cities-of-the-ancient-world-9780500025659

— CHAPTERS —
00:00 Intro
00:51 What is your book about?
01:25 What are your criteria for a lost city?
02:48 Is there a link between any of those cities?
03:52 Why would a city become obsolete?
05:00 What came first, city or farming?
08:55 Why were cities founded?
09:45 Why did you choose to include a section of a modern-day city?
10:20 Are there cities you now want to visit?
11:00 Do you have a favorite city you would like to visit?
12:09 What is special about Skara Brae?
15:30 What is special about Mycenae?
17:25 What is special about Stabiae?
20:27 Outro

— WANT TO KNOW MORE? —
Skara Brae
https://www.worldhistory.org/Skara_Brae/
Mycenae
https://www.worldhistory.org/mycenae/
Mycenaean Civilization
https://www.worldhistory.org/Mycenaean_Civilization/
A Visitor's Guide to Oplontis, Stabiae & Boscoreale
https://www.worldhistory.org/article/1552/a-visitors-guide-to-oplontis-stabiae–boscoreale/

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The music used in this recording is the intellectual copyright of Michael Levy, a prolific composer for the recreated lyres of antiquity, and used with the creator's permission. Michael Levy's music is available to stream at all the major digital music platforms. Find out more on:
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Kelly Macquire
Kelly is a graduate from Monash University who has completed her BA (Honours) in Ancient History and Archaeology, focussing on iconography and status in Pylos burials. She has a passion for mythology and the Aegean Bronze Age.

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Macquire, K. (2023, November 15). Lost Cities of the Ancient World - Interview With Author Philip Matyszak. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/video/3077/lost-cities-of-the-ancient-world---interview-with/

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Macquire, Kelly. "Lost Cities of the Ancient World - Interview With Author Philip Matyszak." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 15 Nov 2023. Web. 26 May 2024.

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