10 Amazing Ancient Lost cities( That have been found now)


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Armenian mentioned Ani in the 5th century, described as a strong fortress built on a hilltop and a possession of the Armenian Kamsarakan dynasty.

Palmyra

Palmyra was a prosperous regional center. It was one of the essential cities in silk trade route in 3rd century AD.

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Troy

The present-day location is known as Hisarlik. It flourished until the establishment of Constantinople. It was the setting of the Trojan War.

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Pompeii

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Petra

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Also known as Raqmu, Petra is a historical and archaeological city in southern Jordan.

Ankor Watankor at ruins

It is the largest religious monument in the world. Originally made as an hindu temple, was later converted into a Buddhist temple.

Pelenque

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Was an important and one of the most studied Maya city state, also anciently known as Lakamha. The Palenque ruins date from ca. 226 BC to ca. AD 799.

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 The city was designed in grid plan by the Romans, designed for about 15,000 people, but the number quickly outgrew this and thus resulted in expansion in an unorganized way beyond its originally designed orthogonal grid.

Tikal

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Was likely to have been called Yax Mutal, found in a rainforest in Guatemala.  It is one of the largest archaeological sites and urban centers of the Maya civilization.

Macchu Picchu

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Situated on a mountain ridge 2,430 metres above sea level. Machu Picchu was built with with polished dry-stone walls. Its three primary structures are the Inti Watana, the Temple of the Sun, and the Room of the Three Windows.


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