Why yes, it is inspired by the thread about cities disappearing.
How many examples are there of cities which (for whatever reason) disappeared or ceased to be a population center then after an intervel recovered?
Athens; was a little villiage in the 1800 when it was chosen to be the capital of Greece. Think its population is 4 million now.
The various cities that existed in Gandhara, NW S Asia were finished by 1000 AD, until the 1960’s when Islamabad came into being.
*Not counting New World European settlements which were built on recently destroyed Native cities, there should have been a period where the city no longer existed, (say more then 50-100 years).