Everyone knows about the main lost cities in the world; their ancient ruins spring to mind immediately when you hear names like “Pompeii,” “Machu Picchu,” and “Angkor Wat.” They”re tourist destinations and major archaeological sites, and you”ve probably seen dozens of pictures of them.
But there are, of course, many, many more “lost cities” all over the world. These stony relics of times past can date back thousands of years, and are stunning in not only their good condition, but in the way that they resemble modern cities so closely. Here are 28 of the cities you”ve probably never heard of.
2. Ciudad Perdida
4. Skara Brae
11. Great Zimbabwe
15. Chan Chan
17. Mesa Verde
19. Leptis Magna
With all the history these places hold, it”s hard not to be amazed, or to get a bit philosophical. What will people be saying about your city a thousand years from now?