The oldest urban centers in history

Astrology & History: The oldest urban centers in history and their astrogeographical positions

For a list of the list of oldest continuously inhabited cities see the wiki article.

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Jericho – the oldest City on the planet

Jericho cityscape from wall ruins photo: Daniel Case, GNU/FDL

Jericho is the oldest documented city on our planet. Archaeologists have unearthed the remains of more than 20 successive settlements in Jericho, the first of which dates back 11,000 years (9000 BC).

Astrogeographic position of Jericho for morphogenetic field level 1 which reveals the supraregional topics of this early technologically highly developed urban center: Jericho lies at 6° Aries and 15° Aquarius. The morphogenetic field of the region includes Jerusalem, the Dead Sea and  largest parts of Israel.  The coordinates of the region make it a highly instable area disputed between tribes and people from all sides. Aries the first sign of the zodiac and sign of warfare,  speed, dominance, unicellullar entities is to be evaluated as an indicator for the starting phase in the development of culture. Spiritual air sign Aquarius  the sign of the sky, heaven, rebellion, social change and self-finding stands for the innovative and radical impact of religions developed in the region.

The combination of Aquarius with Aries the constellation of mutations and new eras defines the main topic of the region as the introduction of fundamentally new organisations of social life and cuilture.

Astrogeographic position of the Tell es-Sultan area where the oldest settlement in  Jericho was inearthed for morphogenetic field level 2 which describes the topological, energetical and cultural topics of the location of the town on a regional level: for field level 2  the Tell es-Sultan area is located in air signs Gemini and Libra.  Gemini the sign of roads, road crossings, bridges, technology, learning, information and communication stands for the importance of the spring at Tell es-Sultan as a road crossing. Aristocratic air sign Libra the sign of openness, relationship, justice and courtly culture indicates the an important site of communication and the use as the seat of the royal and tribal court as well as other social institutions such as the site of a marriage and slave market and for social gatherings or festivals.

Mohenjo Daro in Taurus with Gemini: from agricultural profitability to technological excellence

The astrogeographical position of Mohenjo Dajo is the classical example for those situations in history where the growth in food supply and wealth gained through extensive agricultural exploitation allowed the development of lerger cities particularly near the biggest river like Indus, Nile and the Tigris and Euphrates river system.

The Great Bath at Mohenjo Daro photo: Saqib Qayyum, ccbysa3.0

Mohenjo Daro is the world’s only surviving Bronze Age metropolis. An estimated 40,000 inhabitants had a highly developed road and water supply system. Buiult around 2500 BCE, it was one of the largest settlements of the ancient Indus Valley civilization, and one of the world’s earliest major cities, contemporaneous with the civilizations of ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia, Minoan Crete, and Norte Chico.

Astrogeographic position of Mohenjo Daro for morphogenetic field level 1 that reveals the supraregional topics of this early technologically highly developed urban center: one coordinate lies at 5° in technology orientated air sign Gemini sign of roads, bridges, technology, intelligence, learning, information, communication, combining opposites. For comparison the super capital of technological supremacy Rome had both astrogeographical positions in Gemini. The 2nd coordinate is located on 8° in earth sign Taurus the sign of the earth, agriculture, food, wealth, market places and , possessing territory.

The combination of these 2 signs desrcribes the situation of the region of the Mohenjo Daro culture as the arcetypal example for the step of development from an agriculturally highly successful to a technologically developed urban society.

Astrogeographic position of Mohenjo Daro for morphogenetic field level 2 which describes the topological, energetical and cultural topics of the location of the town on a regional level: the astrogeographical longitude coordinate lies  on the first degrees of emotional water sign Cancer sign of fertility, pregnancy, rivers, springs, beaches and shorelines.  This astrogeographic position relates to the fact that the town was located on the west bank of Indus River.  It emphasizes the role of the yearly floods for the fertility of the soil and other advantages gained from the close position to the river. The second coordinate lies in highly profitable fixed earth sign Taurus sign of the earth, grounding, growing roots, agriculture, food production and market places.

This astrogeographical combination is the perfect description of an urban center directly developed from  the profitability of local agriculture.

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