Discover the forgotten cities of the world

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Published on October 19, 2018

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slide 1: Travel Zoom Interesting travel reports from all over the world DISCOVER THE FORGOTTEN CITIES OF THE WORLD slide 2: War volcanic eruptions genocide and conquest - There are many reasons why a once-vibrant populated city of the world is lost. Go on a journey of discovery into the past and visit the once-thriving cities of the world which were forgotten by various events and or natural disasters until their relics were excavated centuries later by archaeologists. These forgotten cities are just waiting to be discovered by curious tourists and history buffs from all over the world. slide 3: Machu Picchu Peru This 15th-century Inca site is located in the Cusco region of Peru. Built in classic Inca style with dry stone polished walls the three primary structures of the so- called sacred quarter consist of the Intihuatana the place where the sun hung the Sun Temple and the room of the three windows. Of all the treasures in Machu Picchu the Intihuatana stone is the most beautiful. These ritual stones point directly to the sun during the winter solstice. The Inca believed the stone held the sun in its place along its annual path in the sky while archaeologists believe it represents an astronomical clock or calendar. slide 4: Pompeii Italy The city of Pompeii was completely buried after the eruptions of Vesuvius in 79 AD. Today you can explore the ancient Roman city near Naples. Remains of Pompeii Herculaneum and many nearby villages that were once buried under about seven meters of volcanic ash and pumice have since been excavated. Pompeii was already praised as a popular tourist destination very early and attracts about 2.6 million visitors a year to the Vesuv National Park. slide 5: Teotihuacán Mexico Teotihuacán the place where the gods were born according to the Aztec mythology is only 50 kilometers northeast of Mexico City. Teotihuacán was gradually built between the first and 7th centuries and is considered the most powerful cultural and artistic center of Mesoamerica par excellence. Every year millions of tourists visit the immense Strait of the Dead a unique group of sacred monuments to explore or admire the pyramids of the Sun and the Moon as well as the Temple of Quetzalcoatl. slide 6: Carthage Tunisia The city of Carthage was founded in 760 BC. Founded by the Phoenicians the first known ancient seafaring nation of the Mediterranean it is located in what is today Tunisia. It offers tourists and history buffs the opportunity to make a great cultural discovery in the western Mediterranean. The city was built in the 2nd century BC. Destroyed by the Romans when it was inhabited by an estimated half a million inhabitants at that time. Remnants of the Roman occupation are surprisingly still present as well as archaeological excavations and mosaics from the Punic Byzantine era as well as from the time of the Vandal occupation. slide 7: Petra Jordan The pink city ​​of PetraDominated by massive red mountains and their huge mausoleums it is suitable for those adventurers and explorers who are physically fit. Of the Arab Nabateans who founded this city more than 2000 years ago Petra was the hub for the silk and spice trade of China India and South Arabia with Egypt Syria Greece and Rome. Entering the city through the "Siq" a narrow ravine that is 1 km long and surrounded on both sides by 80-meter-high cliffs you will immediately discover the dazzling rocks that once were the Khazneh or treasury of the city. Walk along the pillared streets as long as you wear sturdy shoes to the Roman theater with 3000 seats discovering countless obelisks a deer of temples and sacrificial altars of the place. slide 8: Ephesus Turkey This ancient Greek and Roman city is located on the coast of the Turkish province of Izmir. During the Roman occupation in the 1st century BC. Ephesus was populated by more than 250000 inhabitants which made it one of the largest cities in the Mediterranean. Today tourists stroll along the marble and mosaic sidewalks to discover and touch the history in abundance. Be sure to visit Hadrians Temple the Great Theater and the Church of the Virgin Mary in the center of the city. You can also marvel at the last surviving pillar of the Temple of Artemis. slide 9: Travel Zoom Interesting travel reports from all over the world For more interesting destinations visit

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