Hundreds of ancient cities were lost due to natural disasters, climate changes, devastating wars, lack of food… Many of them were forgotten in time until they were rediscovered years later.
The remnants of the temples, buried pyramids, palaces, and the different objects like coins, jewellery, statues, and frescoes are real treasure that can help us unveil the history of our world.
Nowadays, archeologists use a technique called lidar which involves bouncing airborne lasers of the ground to create 3D pictures of human history. With this technique they managed to rediscover La Moskitia, Angkor Wat, the sank Egypt’s main port and many other places that weren’t discovered for a long time.
Some of these lost cities are off-limits for travelers and others turned into tourist attractions. Get your Indiana Jones hat on, and rediscover our planet`s most mythical cities.
Angkor Wat, Cambodia
Angkor possesses remarkable Khmer architecture from the 9th to the 15th century. The place is full of temples, among which Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom and Ta Prohm where the famous movie Tomb Raider was recorded.
Angkor Wat temple is the world’s largest religious monument worth to be explored. It was first discovered by a French explorer Henri Mouhot 150 years ago.