Lost cities found: unearthing the civilizations of old
These places were rediscovered after being abandoned and forgotten
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History has witnessed many once-mighty cities vanish and disappear either as a result of natural disasters or through conflict and the wanton destruction of a conquering foe. Others, long abandoned, have simply been forgotten and buried by time. But around the world are numerous examples of settlements thought long lost being unearthed by archaeologists and subsequently rediscovered as places of great cultural and historical significance.
Click through the following gallery and dig up the past with this fascinating list of lost cities found.
LIFESTYLE Olympic games
TRAVEL United kingdom