8 Stunning Ancient Lost Cities

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All around the world there are remains of amazing ancient structures and cities. Some of them are well preserved and almost intact, while others are just ruins and shows only small part of its previous glory. In this post we will show you some of most beautiful ancient lost cities in the world: Petra, Machu Picchu, Epheusus, Pompeii, Persepolis, Angkor, Tikal and Palmyra. You should visit any of these amazing ancient lost cities and feel like you have stepped into the past.

Here are few photos of each ancient city, enjoy!

Petra

Petra is located in southern Jordan, established probably around 300 BCE. Some if its structures are carved in red rocks.

8 Stunning Ancient Lost Cities

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8 Stunning Ancient Lost Cities

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8 Stunning Ancient Lost Cities

Photo credit: Jose Javier Martin Espartosa

8 Stunning Ancient Lost Cities

Photo credit: Jose Javier Martin Espartosa

8 Stunning Ancient Lost Cities

Photo credit: Jose Javier Martin Espartosa

Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu is located in southern Peru. It is believed that it was built in the 15th century as an estate of the Inca emperor. It was discovered in 1911, since then it has been a major tourist destination.

8 Stunning Ancient Lost Cities

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8 Stunning Ancient Lost Cities

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8 Stunning Ancient Lost Cities

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8 Stunning Ancient Lost Cities

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8 Stunning Ancient Lost Cities

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Ephesus

Ephesus is located in today’s Turkey. It was established as a Greek colony in the 10th century BC. There are only remains of a few structures, but even that shows how beautiful Ephesus was in the past.

8 Stunning Ancient Lost Cities

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8 Stunning Ancient Lost Cities

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8 Stunning Ancient Lost Cities

Photo credit: Neil Howard

8 Stunning Ancient Lost Cities

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Pompeii

Pompeii is an ancient Roman city located near modern Naples. Pompeii was destroyed in a volcanic eruption and covered by ash until the 18th century when it was discovered.

8 Stunning Ancient Lost Cities

Photo credit: Trey Ratcliff

8 Stunning Ancient Lost Cities

Photo credit: Trey Ratcliff

8 Stunning Ancient Lost Cities

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8 Stunning Ancient Lost Cities

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Persepolis

Persepolis is located in modern day Iran. In the past it was the capital of the Achaemenid Empire.

8 Stunning Ancient Lost Cities

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8 Stunning Ancient Lost Cities

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8 Stunning Ancient Lost Cities

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8 Stunning Ancient Lost Cities

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Angkor

Angkor is a well-preserved ancient city in today’s Cambodia. In the past it was the capital of the Khmer  Empire.

8 Stunning Ancient Lost Cities

Photo credit: Birkir Barkarson

8 Stunning Ancient Lost Cities

Photo credit: Trey Ratcliff

8 Stunning Ancient Lost Cities

Photo credit: Trey Ratcliff

8 Stunning Ancient Lost Cities

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Tikal

Tikal is a Mayan city in northern Guatemala. Since 1979 it has been a UNESCO world heritage site.

8 Stunning Ancient Lost Cities

Photo credit: Pedro Szekely

8 Stunning Ancient Lost Cities

Photo credit: Pedro Szekely

8 Stunning Ancient Lost Cities

Photo credit: Dennis Jarvis

8 Stunning Ancient Lost Cities

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Palmyra

Palmyra is located in central Syria. It was build in an oasis 215km northeast of Damascus.

8 Stunning Ancient Lost Cities

Photo credit: James Gordon

8 Stunning Ancient Lost Cities

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8 Stunning Ancient Lost Cities

Photo credit: James Gordon

8 Stunning Ancient Lost Cities

Photo credit: James Gordon

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