Wrecked Metropolises of the 1st Millennium: a comparison

by Gunnar Heinsohn

athens under hadrian
A reconstitution of Athens at the time of Hadrian 

Gunnar Heinsohn is presenting here stratigraphic evidence for seven cities which he is discussing in his forthcoming book:  Aachen, Kalisz, Rome, Athens, Byzantium, Jerusalem, and Samarra, underlining the claim that each site experiences just one devastating destruction during the 1st millennium CE that, in each case, is the same that brings about, at the beginning of the 10th c. CE, the dramatic shift from the Early Middle Ages to the High Middle Ages. It is presented as a schematic overview to facilitate objections. 

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