Adventure and discovery fill our movie theaters and television screens, awakening the inner Indiana Jones in all of us. This excitement over uncovering some long-lost artifact is thrilling and is what drives many archaeologists and researchers to study ancient civilizations.
Throughout the world there are amazing cities that have been lost to the modern world and await rediscovery. Cities like Petra, Angkor and the infamous Machu Picchu. These spectacular remnants offer a glimpse into the past and showcase the amazing constructions of communities long gone.
Lauren Leising is a freelance writer based in Athens, Georgia.
Machu Picchu; Petra; Pompeii; Ani; Mesa Verde; Angkor; Babylon