Lost in the city time
It is hard to imagine how can a lost city, but it has happened to many cities on earth. There are actually many reasons that the city has to be abandoned and lost in time. War, natural disasters, climate change, depletion of resources, and more. Whatever the reason, these lost cities have been forgotten in time and discovered only centuries later.
Set in modern Tunisia, Carthage was founded by Phoenician colonists and became the main capital of the Mediterranean. Carthage was destroyed by the Romans in 146 BC, after which they themselves had been restored to the new Carthage, which became the largest and most important city of the empire. He remained an important city until it was destroyed a second time in 698 AD. e. during the Muslim conquest.
Ciudad Perdida (Spanish for "Lost City") - an ancient city in the Sierra Nevada, Colombia, is believed to have been founded around 800 AD. e. The Lost City is composed of several terraces, carved into the mountain, a network of tiled roads and several small circular plazas.
Troy - the legendary city on the territory of present-day Turkey, who became famous in Homer's epic poem "The Iliad".
The city on the west coast of the island of Mainland, Orkney, Scotland, is very well preserved, due to the fact that he was under the sands for hundreds of years. Only in 1850, a strong storm began to erode the sand. In a forgotten town preserved not only the walls and ruins, but also a lot of furniture that is carved out of stone, not of wood, due to the lack of trees. After climate change, residents simply left the city. The houses were inhabited during the period of about 3100-2500 years. BC. e.
Memphis - a city founded around 3100 BC. e, -. to Menes, the ruler who managed to unite Upper and Lower Egypt. Initially Memphis a fortress, from which Menez managed land and water routes between Upper Egypt and Delta. The city was abandoned in the year 640 BC. e., after the Muslim conquest
Located in the Supe Valley, Peru, Caral is one of the oldest cities in America lost. The city was inhabited between roughly 2600 BC. e. and 2000 BC. e. City could accommodate more than 3000 inhabitants, it is one of the largest cities in Norte Chico civilization.
Babylon, capital of Babylonia, an ancient empire of Mesopotamia - the city on the Euphrates River. Babylon flourished in the reign of Nebuchadnezzar (604-562 BC. E.), Who is credited with the legendary Hanging Gardens. All that remains of the famous city today - it's mound and collapsed buildings.
The city, located in north-western Pakistan, was transferred to the Persian king Darius the Great in 518 BC. Managed succession of conquerors, the city became an important center of Buddhism. The apostle Thomas reputedly scientists visited Taxila in the 1st century AD. The city was destroyed by the Huns in the 5th century.
Sukhothai is one of the earliest and most important historical cities in Thailand. In the ancient city's population of about 80 000 inhabitants. The city was conquered and incorporated into the kingdom of Ayutthaya in 1438. Sukhothai became the Lost at the beginning of the XVI century.
Timgad - Roman colonial city. It was founded by the Emperor Trojan and had to provide housing 12,000 people. In the V century the city was sacked. Fully town disappeared in 1881.