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34 Famous Ancient World Cities That can be Your Next Holiday Destination

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Many civilizations have risen and fallen over the ages. While most ancient civilizations can now only be found in the pages of history, there are still some places in the world where you can find traces of physical evidence (in the form of ruins, monuments) that proves the existence of these magnificent settlements.

Although these places are now abandoned, it still attracts a lot of tourists, who go there and imagine how the civilization might have been during its zenith. So if you are a person who loves history, here are 34 ancient abandoned cities you can visit during your next vacation.

34. Carthage, Tunisia

 

Carthage

 

33. Ciudad Perdida, Colombia

 

Ciudad Perdida

 

32. Troy, Turkey

 

Troy

 

31. Skara Brae, Orkney

 

Skara Brae

 

30. Memphis, Egypt

 

Memphis

 

29. Caral, Peru

 

Caral

 

28. Babylon, Mesopotamia

 

Babylon

 

27. Taxila, Pakistan

 

Taxila

 

26. Sukhothai, Thailand

 

Sukhothai

 

25. Timgad, Algeria

 

Timgad

 

24. Mohenjo-Daro, Pakistan

 

Moenjodaro

 

23. Great Zimbabwe

 

Great Zimbabwe

 

22. Hatra, Iraq

 

Hatra

 

21. Sanchi, India

 

Sanchi Stupa

 

20. Hattusa, Hittite Empire

Hattusas

 

19. Chan Chan, Peru

 

Chan Chan, Peru

 

18. Mesa Verda, Colarado

 

Mesa-Verde, Colorado

 

17. Persepolish, Persia

 

Tachara Persepolis

 

16. Leptis Magna, Libya

 

Leptis Magna

 

15. Urgench, Uzbekistan

 

Urgench, Uzbekistan

 

14. Vijayanagara, India

 

Vijayanagar

 

13. Calakmul

 

Calakmul

 

12. Palmyra, Persia

 

Palmyra, Persia

 

11. Ctesiphon, Mesopotamia

 

Ctesiphon, Masopotamia

 

10.  Hvalsey, Greenland.

 

Hvalsey

 

9. Ani, Armenia

 

ani, armenia

 

8. Palenque, Maxico

 

Palenque, Mexico

 

7. Tiwanaku, Bolivia

 

Tiwanaku

 

6. Pompeii, Italy

 

Pompeii

 

5. Teotihuacan, Mexico

 

Teotihuacan

 

4. Petra, southern Jordan

 

petra-jordan

 

3. Tikal , Mayan city

 

Tikal Pyramid

2. Angkor, Cambodia

 

Angkor

 

  1. Machu Picchu , Urubamba Valley

 

Machu-Picchu

 

 

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