Cities of the Classical World - Book Review

Cities of the Classical World: An Atlas and Gazetteer of 120 Centres of Ancient Civilization by Colin McEvedy

The book observes that cities seemed then to have a lifespan of around 1000 years before falling into ruin.  And the cities of today... how long will they stand?

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2012/jan/27/cities-classical-world-colin-mcevedy-review

http://www.heritagedaily.com/2012/01/cities-of-the-classical-world-by-colin-mcevedy/