Lost city

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The popular imagination is that lost cities were real, prosperous, well-populated areas, fell into terminal decline and whose locations have later been lost. Some lost cities at known sites have been studied extensively by scientists. Recently abandoned cities might be referred to as ghost towns.

Lost cities generally fall into three broad categories:

  • no knowledge of the city existed until the time of its rediscovery
  • location has been lost but memory has been retained in myths and legends
  • their existence and location have been known, but they are no longer inhabited

The search for such lost cities by European explorers and adventurers in the Americas, Africa and in Southeast Asia from the 15th century onwards eventually led to the development of archaeology.[1]

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