The 2,700-year-old SHOPPING MALL Discovered !!

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posted on Oct, 13 2013 @ 08:32 PM
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Aww, damn, everything's past its 'use by' date.




posted on Oct, 13 2013 @ 09:00 PM
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No respectable shopping area back then went without a brothel.. The oldest profession is named that for a reason. Pompeii certainly had it's red light district... umm maybe doors painted red or just a sign but they had-em.



posted on Oct, 13 2013 @ 09:47 PM
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This doesn't seem all that bazaar (I was kinda reaching there). Interesting, yes, but not surprising. I would have thought such places were rather common, albeit not always as permanent. You do find some cool stuffy Cheesy.



posted on Oct, 14 2013 @ 01:20 AM
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VoidHawk

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Wonder if they find a little sign that says Wallmart or Tesco there?


Maybe
But I bet there's a Rothschild central bank!

Hi Mr void hawk..
What do you want to sell if i give you 1 shop?
Have a nice day sir..tq



posted on Oct, 14 2013 @ 06:53 AM
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Seems the Greeks not only invented Democracy, but Capitalism, too!



posted on Oct, 14 2013 @ 07:03 AM
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nice find cheesy great thread

pity about all the its a market bit as this is a great find

and i think sheeple should just talk about the fact that

they traded this way back then be it a mall market

or what ever anyone else comes up with



posted on Oct, 14 2013 @ 11:53 AM
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Also found a sign..."New location for Starbucks coming soon"!



posted on Oct, 15 2013 @ 04:27 PM
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Well this is interesting (and not a Tesco or Walmart signe anywere), The Roman stores and shop's of less than an eon later show the use of Roman Advertising in the form of Mosaic sign's on the floor outside the shop and one can assume the front of the building's often also advertised, this is a much earlier complex but is interesting to social anthropologists as it will show a microcosm of the time as to what they bought and sold that was important enough to what was obviously a thriving metropolitan area to establish permanent trading outlet's were the merchant's could band together and sell there wares.

Great find,.

edit, I see Haslune had already pointed out the very Roman example's I was thinking of, and as Domo1 say's I suppose the term Bazaar would be more appropriate but then what is a mall but a modern Bazaar and you can imagine that near this may have been a thriving area with the poorer or more tight fisted merchant's in open stalls.
This probably raised tax for the local king as well and may be a indication of an early merchant's guild.
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posted on Oct, 16 2013 @ 05:51 PM
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TDawgRex

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TDawgRex

ScottProphhit
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It can't be a mall, it was a market that was organised enough to be at a permanent location


It could be a strip mall. I say this after looking at the pictures.

I wonder which one was the "Convenience" store? There are always at least one in strip malls.


I dunno, I struggle to see them being people that would be competing with each other for sales with trying to get people to enter with advertising, it must've been a community of merchants that made a permanent location. Which isn't the definition of a "shopping mall"


It could be also called a Market. Pretty much the same thing if you think about it. The advertising angle though made me think. We know that the Brothels in ancient Greece did indeed advertise. But I wonder how the rest of the businesses got word out about their wares?

Were there billboards back then, but were to frail to stand the test of time?


I'd imagine paper and ink would have been too valuable to use for mass advertising.

But imagine what the shops would have been;

greengrocers, butchers, poulterers, fishmongers, iron-mongers, seamstress, ironsmith/weapons-monger, bakery, chemists/makeup, arts/crafts, hair salon, barbers, cafe (water/hot drinks, light snacks), bar (beer), restaurant, inn/hotel, masseurs, doctors, dentists, temple/shrines, toy shops, health foods, chiropractors, gym and training, weapon-smiths, armor stores, fashion shops, raw materials like iron ore and fabrics, cooking fuel, carpets shops, furniture, carpenters, joiners, builders, roof-repairs, construction materials, pets and animals, legal advice/lawyers, accountants, tax collector, police, lost property, taxi service.

And they wouldn't have had telephones, so would have had to be staffed all day by the family.



posted on Oct, 16 2013 @ 09:01 PM
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Well I wouldn't be surprised if the local news (posted on a couple of bulletin boards, as there was no printing press for mass produced flyers) had ads for the local Walled Market Super Stoa. And they probably had an Olive Garden in the food court too.

Business is business, and as much as some things change, many still remain the same.



posted on Oct, 16 2013 @ 09:03 PM
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How AWESOME!!!!

Shopping has always been around and obviously so have "malls."

It's cool that this was found and that they can determine what some of the shops were.

Thanks for sharing, I had not seen this one yet.

edit on 10/16/2013 by mblahnikluver because: saw the answer in the article lol



posted on Oct, 16 2013 @ 09:26 PM
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It can't be a mall, it was a market that was organised enough to be at a permanent location


Scott, according to this dictionary definition of "mall" this site is a mall. Sorry.




posted on Oct, 16 2013 @ 09:57 PM
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ScottProphhit
I struggle to see them being people that would be competing with each other for sales with trying to get people to enter with advertising...


727Sky
No respectable shopping area back then went without a brothel...

ScottProphhit, 'pornography' to the Greeks was advertising for prostitutes. See here. Yes, they had advertising back in those days.



posted on Oct, 18 2013 @ 12:47 PM
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That made me laugh out loud, yes the greek's thought of that a long time ago and they also invented graffity on public building's, there is one place were some greek athlete's wrote of there love for one another which showed a level of bisexual and homosexual acceptance in greek society while they did regard the woman as merely for childbearing (think I'll stick to the lady's myself), this also you will be aware of,
The Spintria of the Roman period was a coin that was purchased from the brothel and could be used to buy time with a prostitute (makes you wonder if the inventor of the car park ticket machine was a Roman in a past life) en.wikipedia.org...
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posted on Oct, 18 2013 @ 10:14 PM
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That made me laugh out loud

Amusing it is, but also admirable. Do you know why the Greeks invented grafitti and porn? Because their civilisation was the first to develop public literacy to the point where it made sense to do so. Enough Greeks could read to make public signage worth the while. Quite a thought, eh?





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