- Feb 2011
I think it's obvious that at least some of those models/pictorials were meant to show the city's grid layout, not to be treated literally for each and every building. Especially that first picture. The building's aren't there to reflect the actual amount of buildings in the city, but how the city was structured like a grid. I'm not aware of any ancient-medieval city in which we know the existence of each and every residence. If treated literally the city would have a population in the hundreds to thousands, hardly a million.