Ancient alignments of towns, temples, shrines, monuments, and other things WITH the flights of birds, flocks of birds, as well as 'the paths of Stars' across the Sky or heaven(s) had a purpose that today's 'URBAN ERECTIONS' do not possess.
Hence, URBAN SPRAWL, OVERCROWDED SLUMS, and other NON-LASTING DESIGNS OF COMPLICATED AREAS, LONG OUT OF TUNE WITH NATURE!
Ever have I heard of marvelous and wonderful things on earth as well as of other worlds possible.
The BETTER,if not the BEST, of us stride heedlessly over the hills and through the valleys of GREAT NATURE to survive where others stumble, falter, fall and stop.
CIVILIZATIONS flower and fade, decay and turn to ruin, replaced by others sometimes on top of the gathered dust and rubble. Some civilizations are deliberately destroyed by, their peoples enslavened or scattered or murdered, slain during and after battles or bombed into oblivion.
As we sift through the remains and the various layers of such remnants and pieces, arranging them to make some sort of study and sense of their previous existence, we must realize that we who are doing this will be the subjects of some future, similar inqujiry as to why we no longer exist.