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How Ancient Cities Created The Modern World

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Six-thousand years after the fact, we can thank the ancient city of Alexandria for allowing the post office to deliver straight to your door today. Author Ben Wilson joins guest host John McCaa to talk about the innovations of ancient cities, which connect the Sumerian city of Uruk to the world’s urban mega-centers of today. His book is called “Metropolis: A History of the City, Humankind’s Greatest Invention.”