Top 10 Most Beautiful Lost Cities

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There are several beautiful cities we have heard of but which are now lost somewhere. Here is teh list of 10 such cities.

ATLANTIS

Atlantis is the famous mythical lost city mentioned in Plato’s works and unlike the other cities on this list, has not been found till now. Most historians and archaeologists agree that there is no such city.

TROY, TURKEY

 

For a very long time, Troy was thought to be a mythical lost city mentioned only in Greek classics like Iliad but in 1860, an excavation in the coastal town of Anatolia found the remains of what is now confirmed as Troy.

PALENQUE, MEXICO

Another Mayan lost city in Mexico, this archaeological site is located in the south of the country. It can be dated back to the 7th century which was the peak of Mayan rule but was abandoned due to unknown reasons.

TIWANAKU, BOLIVIA

This city is located near the famous Lake Titicaca is Bolivia and is one of the largest ancient cities in the country. It is estimated that anywhere between ten and thirty thousand people could have been living in this city.

TEOTIHUACAN, MEXICO

This is probably one of the most enigmatic lost cities in the world since its original builders are unknown till today. The city is a large urban complex stretching to over 20 square kilometers with many distinctive pyramids.

TIKAL, GUATEMALA

The lost city of Tilak belongs to the Mayan era and may seem very remote today, but before the 4th century, it was the capital of one of the most powerful Mayan rulers.

PETRA, JORDAN

Petra is an ancient city located in the valleys of Jordan and was established in 312 BC. It is also known as the Rose City since most of the structures in this abandoned city have been carved out of pink stone.

POMPEII, ITALY

Pompeii is perhaps one of the most famous lost cities in the world and was buried under the volcanic ash when Mount Vesuvius erupted.

ANGKOR, CAMBODIA

The Angkor Wat Complex is one of the largest Hindu temples that dates back to the 12th century. It was built by Khmer King Suryavarman 2 in the early 12th century as the official temples of the state.

MACHU PICCHU, PERU

Machu Picchu is an ancient city of the Inca period and is located on top of the Urubamba hill in Peru. It has been declared as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983.

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