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8 beautiful lost cities of the world

Machu Picchu, Peru

This iconic Inca citadel in the Andes Mountains was rediscovered by Hiram Bingham in 1911 and is believed to have been built in the 15th century.

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Petra, Jordan

The city of Petra, also known as the "Rose City", was carved into a sandstone cliff by the Nabataeans who flourished from around 300 BCE to 300 CE.

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Pompeii, Italy

This Roman city was buried under ash and pumice from the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 CE. Pompeii was rediscovered in the 16th century.

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Ciudad Perdida, Colombia

Also known as the "Lost City of the Tayrona", Ciudad Perdida is an indigenous city located in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta mountains of Colombia.

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Angkor Wat, Cambodia

Angkor Wat is the largest religious monument in the world. It was built by the Khmer Empire, dedicated to Vishnu.

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The Meroë, Sudan

Meroë was the capital of the ancient Kushite kingdom, which flourished in what is now Sudan from around 800 BCE to 350 CE.

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Kilwa Kisiwani, Tanzania

Kilwa Kisiwani is a small island off the coast of Tanzania that was once a major trading centre in East Africa. The city was founded by Arabs in the 9th century.

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Great Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe

Great Zimbabwe was the capital of the Kingdom of Zimbabwe, which flourished in southern Africa from around 1200 to 1450 CE. The city was built of stone.

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