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7 Mysteriously Lost Great Cities

The modern cities of the world are pretty great if we’re honest with ourselves; we’ve got subways, hot-dog stands, the sexeteria, you name it!

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The mountain city of Machu Picchu in Peru was built by the Incas sometime around the 15th Century, with their incredible architectural exploits still evident from the ruins which remain on a mountain ridge thousands of metres above sea-level. When we think of the life Native Americans must have led before the Europeans arrived, and indeed after we started slaughtering them all, we imagine small bands of tee-pee dwelling naked people who followed the buffalo and named their kids after whatever crap they happened to be looking at when they were born. This spectacular statue was found alongside thousands of other artefacts in Egypt’s Abu Qir Bay in the year 2000, and when archaeologists analysed this site, located two kilometres off the coast under ten metres of water, they identified it as the long lost remains of the Egyptian city of Heracleion.The Indus Valley people were the most woke folks of the Bronze Age period, as their society, which existed between 3300 and 1300 BC, were seemingly quite big on equality. Another of the world’s earliest mass-settlements was the Mesopotamian city of Çatalhöyük, and it may be a good thing that this city disappeared, because its people were kinda freaky.The remains of Persepolis lie within the borders of modern-day Iran, so it may be a little tough to go rummaging around there anytime soon.

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