Lost cities

human settlement that has become extensively or completely uninhabited
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A lost city is a city that was normal once but, for some reason, became not lived in any more and forgotten about. Many of these cities are called ghost towns.

Lost cities by continentEdit

AfricaEdit

AsiaEdit

Far East AsiaEdit

Southeast AsiaEdit

South AsiaEdit

Central AsiaEdit

Western Asia/Middle EastEdit

South AmericaEdit

Inca citiesEdit

OtherEdit

North AmericaEdit

Mexico and Central AmericaEdit

Maya citiesEdit

incomplete list – for further information, see Maya civilization

  • Chichen Itza – This ancient place of pilgrimage is still the most visitied Maya ruin.
  • Copán – In modern Honduras.
  • Calakmul – One of two "superpowers" in the classic Maya period.
  • Coba
  • Naachtun – Rediscovered in 1922, it remains one of the most remote and least visited Maya sites. It is 44 km (27 miles) south-southeast of Calakmul, and 65 km (40 miles) north of Tikal, it is believed to have had strategic importance to, and been vulnerable to military attacks by, both neighbours. Its ancient name was identified in the mid-1990s as Masuul.
  • Palenque — in the Mexican state of Chiapas, known for its beautiful art and architecture
  • Tikal — One of two "superpowers" in the classic Maya period.
Olmec citiesEdit

United StatesEdit

CanadaEdit

OtherEdit

EuropeEdit

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