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  1. Kay at |

    cool list

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  2. Eric Shafer at |

    atlantis should be #1 and el dorado #2…machu picchu isn't *that* interesting…i'd choose chichen itza over machu picchu just because of the mystery of the mayan civilization collapse.

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    1. Ash at |

      Agreed, but still a good list! :)

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  3. Chris Grayson - Art at |

    Very nicely put together.

    I stumbled on this quite by accident. Someone who re-tweeted me on twitter was subsequently re-tweeted and I found myself trolling through the post of a twice-removed re-tweeter on a completely unrelated subject. Ah… gotta' love the internets!

    cheers,

    Chris

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  4. Colonel Percy Fawcett at |

    Hey Evan,

    Great list,

    I’ll post a few details from it and a linkback from my website to here if that is OK?

    Here is my link to check it out first: http://www.fawcettadventure.com

    PF

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    As I know the City of the Caesars is a mythical city which is located on the southernmost tip of South America in the region known as Patagonia. I hope I will read more info about this city by archeologists, and adventurers.

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    recently came across your article and have been reading along. I want to express my admiration of your writing skill and ability to make readers read from the beginning to the end. I would like to read newer posts and to share my thoughts with you.

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  8. Karlee at |

    Ummmm what about The lost city Roanoke Island???

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  9. Ben at |

    What about Prypiat by Chernobyl? Not exactly lost but under the stated requirements for this list "A city becomes “lost” when it is abandoned by its inhabitants and left to decay" – definitely abandoned and left to decay and is a great insight into the 1980 in the USSR with dolls and the such still lying about after the rushed evacuation.

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  10. Geoffrey A. Landis at |

    For real lost cities, you should add Knossos, the heart of the Minoan empire– quite fabled in Myth, most notably the Theseus myth.

    For "fabled" lost cities, you should add Shambala– most well known for the fictional version, "Shangri-La".

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  11. wow at |

    Made famous in the epic poems of Homer, Troy was a once-legendary city located in modern day Turkey. Best known for being the site of the Trojan War, ancient Troy was a strongly fortified city that stood on a hill near the river Scamander. Its coastal location allowed it to be a naval power, and nearby plains provided excellent land for farming. Troy was long considered by many to be the stuff of myth until it was first excavated in the 1870s by Heinrich Schliemann, who discovered that there were actually numerous cities on the site, which over the years had been built on top of one another. Although it was once a towering seat of power, the modern-day Troy excavation site is said to be relatively unimpressive, the result of years of digging and frequent looting by tourists.

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  12. pushandpull at |

    These are some really nice pictures. I really like lost city of Z photo and angkor. It’s impressive that you took the time to put this all together.

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  13. quay at |

    i think that Angkor was the most beautiful, not Petra. both are immensely intricate designs, but i will say that Petra is more amazing in how it was built

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  14. hakeem at |

    what about Jericho ?

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  15. john cook at |

    Over the years, the location of Memphis became lost, and it was a subject of much debate among archeologists before it was rediscovered by a Napoleonic expedition in the late 1700s, and it was then that the city’s sphinx, statues and temples were first seriously studied. Unfortunately, stones from the ruins had been appropriated to build nearby settlements, and many important parts of the site remain lost to historians.

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  16. klepov at |

    What an excellent blog! Its coastal location allowed it to be a naval power, and nearby plains provided excellent land for farming. Troy was long considered by many to be the stuff of myth until it was first excavated in the 1870s by Heinrich Schliemann, who discovered that there were actually numerous cities on the site, which over the years had been built on top of one another.

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  17. Download Ebooks at |

    A city becomes â??lostâ?? when it is abandoned by its inhabitants and left to decay. This can be the result of war, migration, or natural disaster, but in each case these cities can act as a sort of time capsule, leaving a civilization frozen in history and waiting to be discovered. While many of these cities have indeed been rediscovered, others have never been found and have taken on the status of legend. Whether real or mythical, the following are the ten lost cities that have most captured the imaginations of historians, archeologists, and adventurers.

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  18. Protov at |

    What an excellent blog! I stumbled on this quite by accident. Someone who re-tweeted me on twitter was subsequently re-tweeted and I found myself trolling through the post of a twice-removed re-tweeter on a completely unrelated subject. Ahâ?¦ gotta’ love the internets!

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  19. maver at |

    The interesting information, the tonic on a note! Some have said it was a holy temple of sorts, while others have maintained that it was used as a prison, but recent research suggests that it was probably a personal estate of the Inca emperor Pachacuti, and its location was chosen because nearby mountains figured prominently in Inca astrological mythology.

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  20. Mike at |

    Rather actually! Troy was long considered by many to be the stuff of myth until it was first excavated in the 1870s by Heinrich Schliemann, who discovered that there were actually numerous cities on the site, which over the years had been built on top of one another.

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  21. Serena at |

    -_-; It’s really bothersome that no one here has done *any* even vaguely-realistic research on Atlantis. There is *zero* debate at to whether or not it existed. It was, until recent times, understood that it was a hypothetical concept. Atlantis never existed. Period.

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  22. Serena at |

    As a side-note, Heinrich Schliemann did not find the damned city. He assumed he did, but was proven wrong.

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  23. Machu Picchu at |

    The Inca citadel of Machu Picchu (Now one of the new 7th wonders of the world) is one of the most important tourist attractions in Peru. Discovered in 1911 by the American explorer, Hiram Bingham, this city is considering one of the most extraordinary examples of scenic architecture in the whole world. If you want to enjoy more pictures about Machu Picchu you can visit the next link.

    http://www.yesperu.com/En/Machupicchu.aspx

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  24. Lucy White at |

    Whaaaat!? I thought for sure Roanoke would be on there

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  25. Who cares at |

    Whatever happened to shangri la? that is interesting a city lost never to be found should we forget that the cintimani stone is there? there are many cities not mentioned that are way “cooler” and should be on this list but this is just conformity at its best! people copying other sites about the most interesting or the best lost cities. It actually shocks me when people say lost cities when what do we have photographic proof of these lost cities, atlantis no proof el dorado no proof those are the ones that should be number 1 and 2 and so forth!

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  26. jaja at |

    You missed “Ubar” the legendary atlantis of the sands

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  27. Stephanie at |

    I’m shocked there has been no mention of Camelot.

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  28. Verdi at |

    The #10 in the post above is a mythical city, below link is another mythical city which believed by the native people in Borneo Island, Indonesia.

    http://verdilaurent.blogspot.com/2013/10/the-mythical-city-of-saranjana.html

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