10 Amazing Cities That Got Lost in The Sands of Time

There have been various cities that were prosperous and well-populated throughout history that fell into decline due to various reasons. Over the past few centuries many of them have been found by archaeologists and a lot of studies have taken place to identify the civilizations and know more about them. Each lost city has endless fascinating stories and has allowed us to know a lot about the years gone by.

From the lost city of the Incas in Urubamba Valley to the city of Palenque, which is one of the oldest cities in the world – there is so much we have discovered, and so many cities that have not been found yet.

1 The Lost City of the Incas: MACHU PICCHU (Peru)

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Image credit: Rocco Lucia

2 ANGKOR WAT, Cambodia : The world’s largest religious monument

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Image credit: Steve Jurvetson

3 MEMPHIS, Ancient capital of Egypt

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Image credit: llee_wu

4 PETRA is stone structures carved into rocks

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Image credit: Colin Tsoi

5 The Bride of the Desert: PALMYRA (Syria)

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Image credit: reibai

6 POMPEII (Italy): Buried by the volcano

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Image credit: Viator.com

7 PALENQUE (Mexico): one of Mayan’s most exquisite town

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Image credit: Dennis Jarvis

8 VIJAYANAGAR (India): One of the largest city of Hindu empires

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Image credit: Jean-Pierre Dalbéra

9 EPHESUS (Turkey): Most important capital of early Christianity

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Image credit: QuartierLatin1968

10 SANCHI (India): Great preserved group of Buddhist monuments

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Image credit: Jean-Pierre Dalbéra

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