For lovers of architecture, here is a list of the most important lost cities in the world and today they have become points that bring together many tourists from all corners of the planet.
One of the most known without a doubt is Machu Pichu. It’s a old Inca settlement located in Peru and it’s made of Stone and was built in the middle of the 15th century.
There are writings and documents that relate that Machu Pichi could have been one of the first Inca emperor’s resting places, but its construction indicates that it may have been a kind of religious shrine. In 1983 Unesco incorporated to Machu Pichu to the list of Patrimony of the Humanity.
Jordan also brings us one of the lost cities of the world, is called Petra and means stone, not because it is made of stone precisely, but was dug and sculpted directly from the stones. This city was founded at the end of the 7th century BC by the Edomites, the city remained because it was on the route of spice merchants traveling to Egypt and was abandoned in the eighth century by the change of trade routes and earthquakes in this area. The city was discover in 1812 and today is a tourist site that collects a lot of history.
Pompeii in Italy was an ancient city of Rome from which even films have been made of. Experts say that the settlements of this city date from the 8th century BC and a volcano erupted on August 24, 79 AC, the city was buried and was found in the 18th century after a series of excavations.
Troy is a historic city from which many books, stories and films have come out. In this city was developed the famous Trojan War that was described in the Iliad of Homer in Ancient Greece. Homer also names Troy in his work The Odyssey. Currently Troy is located in the Turkish province of Çanakkale. In 1998 Troy was declared a World Heritage Site by Unesco.
In Iraq there is Babylon, an ancient city of lower Mesopotamia and became independent in the Dark Ages, at that time it became an important political, religious and cultural center. Over the years Babylon became a regional power. By the change of commercial routes, Babylon quickly fell into decline. Until the year 500 AD it was a Jewish religious center.