34 "Lost City" that was forgotten as time passed

Several cities have died out in history due to natural disasters, climate change, war with neighboring countries and trade failure. About the "lost city" that was forgotten from the memory of people after the destruction and was discovered since the centuries, the rankings of countries, ruins, islands, wildlife etc. of the world are createdTouropiaIt is summarized.

34 Lost Cities Forgotten by Time

◆ 34th place:Carthage(Tunisia)
The founding of Phoenician immigrants was the beginning of Carthage and had a great power in the Mediterranean region, but after being invaded by Hannibal, it was destroyed once by the Romans in 146 BC. Carthago was one of the largest in the Roman Empire during the restoration from Rome as a province until the invasion by the Umayya morning in 698.


◆ 33rd place:Ciudad · Pedida(Columbia)
Ciudad Peldida, meaning 'lost city' in Spanish, is said to have been made around the year 800, then abandoned by invasion of Spain. There are several hills on the hillside, the cobbled streets and round plaza still remain.


◆ 32nd place:Troy / Ioris(Turkey)
Troy (Ioris), Homer's epic "Iliad"It is said to be a legendary city that was located in the northwest part of Turkey. Several stone walls are left and it seems that a replica of the famous "Trojan horse" is made at the entrance of the ruins.


◆ 31st place:Scala Bray(Scotland)
It is one of the ruins of Europe where the stone age settlement remains beautifully. It is estimated that people lived in the area from 3180 BC to around 2500 BC. It was covered with sand for hundreds of years after the inhabitants left because of the sudden drop in temperature and precipitation, but the sand blew away in the storm that occurred in 1850 and the residence traces And others were discovered.


◆ 30th place:Memphis(Egypt)
The Egyptian King of the Early Dynasties who unified Egypt up and down (Pharaoh)MenesIs a legendary city that is said to have made around 3100 BC. In 640Muslim invasion of EgyptBy the rise of Christianity and Muslim, the religious status of Memphis was lost. In the ruinsPutaThe temple, the royal palace,Ramesses IIThere are still huge statues of.

ByKmf 164

◆ 29th place:Kalar(Peru)
It is one of the oldest 'lost cities' in the Americas, believed to have more than 3000 residents living from 2600 BC to 2000 BC. It is thought that a huge square surrounded by six mounds was the center of life.

ByAlex Zanuccoli

◆ 28th place:Babylon(Iraq)
Babylon, the capital of Babylonia during the Mesopotamian civilization, was located on the coast of the Euphrates river, and it was destroyed once in about 1180 BC, but in the 9th century BCAssyriaRebuild as a province of the province. Currently there are only broken buildings made of mud bricks and gareki left.

ByGus Wallen

◆ 27th place:Taxilla(Pakistan)
Taxilla is a northwestern city of Pakistan, in 518 BC AKEMENESEDalaius the GreatIt was made by. It was prosperous as a city where three trade routes intersect, but in the 5th centuryHun tribeIt was destroyed by.

ByGuilhem Vellut

◆ 26th place:Sukhothai(Thailand)
One of the important historical cities in the early Kingdom of Thailand.Khmer dynastyAlthough it was a local city of the times, it is said that the thirteen provincial capital of Thailand was established independently in the 13 th century, and about 80 thousand inhabitants were living. In 1438Ayutthaya DynastyIt was absorbed in the 15 th century - 16 th century that there were no people living.


◆ 25th place:Timgad(Algeria)
Timgad was settled in Rome as colonies around 100 ADEmperor TrajanA city developed by. It was made assuming about 15,000 inhabitants, but as the population grew steadily and the buildings were expanded around the building, the entire city is irregularly shaped. Until the invasion by the Bandar and Berberites and the excavation in 1881, Timgad disappeared from the history.

ByDan Sloan

◆ 24th place:Mohenjodaro(Pakistan)
It is one of the oldest civilizations around the world, made around 2600 BC, located in the region where Pakistan is present. It is speculated that there were about 35,000 inhabitants in the center of the Indus civilization. For some reason it disappeared from the history around 1700 BC, and it was discovered in 1920 's along with other ruins along the Indus river. There remains ruins that show that there were advanced civilizations such as straight roads and buildings made of bricks of exactly the same size.

ByLohen 11

◆ 23rd place:Great Zimbabwe(Zimbabwe)
As the hundreds of small stone ruins are scattered in Zimbabwe, "Great" is nicknamed. IndigenousBanto type ethnic groupIt has been built for over 300 years since the 11th century. At the peak, 18,000 residents lived, but it is believed that no one lived there due to a decrease in trade, instability of political instability, food shortage due to climate change, and water shortage.


◆ 22nd place:Hatra(Iraq)
Hatra, which prospered as a huge fortified city under the influence of the Kingdom of Parthia, endured several invasions of Rome, but in 241Sasan dynastyFallen by invasion. There is a temple architecture where Hellenistic culture and Roman architecture blended with oriental style decorated temples.


◆ 21st place:Sanchi(India)
Construction began from the 3rd century BC and villages with multiple temples and monasteries completed in the 10th to 11th centuries. People came out from Sanchi as the Buddhism of India declined in the 13th century and it was buried in the jungle for many years until it was discovered by British in 1818.

ByArian Zwegers

◆ 20th place:Hatusha(Turkey)
In the 17th century BCHittite EmpireIt prospered as the capital of Japan,Catastrop of 1200 years agoIt was destroyed by the influence of. It is estimated that between 40,000 and 50,000 people lived during the peak period. Timber and house of mud bricks weathered, only temples and palaces made of stone are left, and clay boards with written laws, court records, literature in the Near East area have been found.

BySarah Murray

◆ 19th place:Chan Chan(Peru)
Chan Jang is the biggest city in the Americas before reaching Columbus.TimooeIt was a city that was built around 850 and flourished as a huge city with a population of 30 thousands until the invasion by the Inca Empire in 1470. There are buildings that painted mud on the sun-dried brick and carved an arabesque pattern, and in the center of the city there are several castles that gathered rituals, graves and temples.

ByTyler Bell

◆ 18th place:Mesa Verde(America)
Mesa Verde in the southwestern part of Colorado province, in the 12th centuryAnasazi tribeIt is a dwelling group made into a cliff. Several houses are built in a shallow cave of depth under the rock that protruded on the cliff of the valley, and the large house seems to have 150 rooms. By the 13th century the Anasazi moved away from Mesa Verde to another place, but the reasons have not been revealed.

ByDon Graham

◆ 17th place:Persepolis(Iran)
Persepolis, which was the center of the Persian Empire, decorated the beautiful cityscape with a number of artworks, but most of it was burned out during the invasion by Alexander the Great in 331 BC, Almost not. Under the Macedonian morning, Persepolis was functioning as a state capital, but gradually declined in accordance with the flow of time.

ByFulvio Spada

◆ 16th place:Leptis Magna(Libya)
Leptis Magna is a city of the Roman Empire, developed as a center of trade that connects the Mediterranean region and the Sahara desert thanks to its natural harbor. It also became the center of agriculture by raising crops on fertile lands. With the decline of the Roman Empire, the momentum of Leptis Magna also declined, and after the Arab invasion in 642, people died and became a lost city covered with sand.

ByRob Glover

◆ 15th place:Urgench(Uzbekistan)
Located on the coast of the Amalia River, Urgench was one of the largest cities along the Silk Road. From the 12th century to the beginning of the 13th centuryHorasmus morningAs a capital city of the ruling, as a result of the invasion by Genghis Khan in 1221, young women and children became slaves, other residents were slaughtered and destroyed.


◆ 14th place:Hampi / Vijayanagar(India)
Kingdom of VijayanagarHanpi is the largest city in the world that prosper as a center of the century from the 14th century to the 16th century and has more than 500,000 inhabitants. Frequent repeated collisions with the Muslim kingdom, the majority of the city will be destroyed by a major defeat in 1565. The Kingdom of Vijayanagar will survive the capital and survive, but Hampi never lives again, and has been left unattended until today.

ByArian Zwegers

◆ 13th place:Karakumru(Mexico)
Located deep inside the jungle of Mexico, Karakumru is one of the biggest cities of the Mayan civilization. It is also a city of Mayan civilizationTikalWe frequently fought and fought for the best city in Maya, but both cities were destroyed in accordance with the decline of Maya civilization.

ByDinesh rao

◆ 12th place:Palmyra(Syria)
Palmyra meaning "the city of palm trees" is located along the trade route connecting Persia and Syria State, and RomanEmperor DiocletianBuilt a fence to protect Palmyra from trade disturbance by Sasan Dynasty but in 634 Muslim ruled the town and the trade route was cut off, except for functions as an oasis city of the desert, it gradually declined I went by.


◆ 11th place:Cutiphyfone(Iraq)
Ctesiphon prospered around the 6th century was frequently subject to the attack of the Roman Empire due to its size and was invaded several times by the Roman Empire and the Byzantine Empire. It fell once during the invasion of Islam in Persia in 637 and then rebuilt as the capital of Abbasid, but it was destroyed in the 8th century. "A Thousand and One Night StoryIt is said to be the stage of.


◆ 10th place:Hvarsey(Greenland)
Huvalue is a city where Vikings settled farms after migrating around 985. It is believed that there were about 4000 residents in peak period.

ByNumber 57

◆ 9th place:Ani(Turkey)
Ani located along the way the desert caravan crossed east to west was built in the 5th century and became the capital of Armenia in the 10th century. Since many churches were built, it was called "a city with 1001 churches". It declined in response to the invasion by Mongolia in the 13th century, the 139 great earthquake, and the new trade route developed.

ByMr Hicks 46

◆ 8th place:Palenque(Mexico)
Although it is a small city in the Mayan civilization, there are high-quality buildings and sculptures made around 600 to 800 years. Agricultural people lived only for a short time even after Maya civilization declined.

ByArian Zwegers

◆ 7th place:Tiwanak(Bolivia)
Tiwanak in the southeastern part of Lake Titicaca is one of the important cities of the Inca Empire. It was functioning as a center for those who perform pilgrimages from 300 BC to 300 AD. Although more people settled from the 7th century to the 9th century and developed into a powerful city of South Andes with about 30,000 people, it was driven to extinction due to the rapid climate change that occurred in the 11th century.

ByVictor Sounds

◆ 6th place:Pompeii(Italy)
Pompeii was born on August 24, 1972 ADVesuvius VolcanoHas been buried in ash and earth as a result of the eruption and for many years it has been forgotten for many years but the fact that everything is completely left from the building to the furniture by excavation carried out in the 18th century It turned out.

ByNathan O'Nions

◆ 5th place:Teotihuacan(Mexico)
Teotihuacan is the city which became the center of Teotihuacan civilization born in the Mexican valley in the 2nd century BC. Teotihuacan has been destroyed due to the drought that occurred in the 6th century, but still a huge pyramid in the form of a staircase remains in the depths of the forest.

ByAngel Gonzalez Hereza

◆ 4th place:Petra(Jordan)
Nabatea KingdomIt is the capital of the city and features a building dug in the valley. Although it developed as an important city along the Silk Road, the water equipment was destroyed by several earthquakes, people have left Petra.

ByColin Tsoi

◆ 3rd place: Tikal(Guatemala)
It is estimated that 100,000 to 200,000 people lived in Maya civilization's largest city next to Karakurum mentioned above. Many residents disappeared from 830 to 950, and no one lived in the 11th century.

ByMike Murga

◆ 2nd place:Encore(Cambodia)
Angkor is a vast religious city made in the 9th and 15th century Khmer dynasty period. Includes Angkor Wat, the world's largest religious architecture, and Bayon, where a lot of facial carved stones are left. A struggle happened many times over the encore between Hinduism and Buddhism, and eventually it was destroyed by the invasion of Ayutayans. Only Angkor Wat is left as a Buddhist temple.

ByDavid Sim

◆ First place:Machu Picchu(Peru)
Although it was secretly transmitted in Peru, it was Machu Picchu in the Urubamba Valley of Peru that was a "lost city" for centuries until discovered by Hawaiian historians in 1911. Self-sufficiency living blessed with agricultural land and natural fountains was operated, because it is in a high place because it is not visible from the ground.

ByJared Smith

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