• Question: what was the first city

    Asked by edward321 to Anil, Blanka, Cees, Emma, Mike on 3 Jul 2012.
    • Photo: Michael Cook

      Michael Cook answered on 3 Jul 2012:

      This is sort of related to the ‘first country’ question, but the earliest records I can find on a city is Ur, a city near the Persian Gulf in an area that is now part of Iraq. It wasn’t much of a city in the sense that we call today, but it was a huge meeting point for people, and contained lots of settlements and buildings!

      By all living in the same area, people could save time, share jobs, and were much safer. Cities have lots of benefits – that’s why they continue to grow larger even today!

    • Photo: Emma Trantham

      Emma Trantham answered on 4 Jul 2012:

      Glad Mike could answer this one because I didn’t know! Gd question!