In the beginning, these cities were the center of attraction, everyone would have loved to visit them, things were moving as no evil would befall them until like a fairy tale, and the cities disappeared. There is the lost city of Tikal that has brought tourism to the Guatemala jungle canopy. It was lost and rediscovered by mistake which has given tourists another reason to see what the city must have been like.
Cities like the White City of the Monkey God has become more of a legend than reality, people are already in quests to find it. Apart from this lost cities, there are still tens of these lost cities that tourists would love to visit. Some of these cities have been discovered like;
A lot of questions have been raised since the discovery of Stonehenge in England. Some of the questions have not received the expected answered. It was in the 1620s that the Duke of Buckingham had excavated the Cue Stonehenge. This was a Bronze Age settle that has been swept in mysteries. People are asking how the creators could have stacked those massive stones in one place.
In Jordan is a lost city that was carved into sandstone hills, that is in the desert. This ancient city was lost until 1812 when Johann Ludwig Burckhardt, a Swiss explorer stumbled upon it. Petra has become one of the wonders of the Middle East and has been listed by UNESCO as “one of the most precious properties of man’s cultural heritage”.
From the rainforest canopy lies this amazing lost city in the northern Guatemala. The pyramids of Tikal was the center pieces to the Mayan city, a city that was abandoned since the 10th century AD but it has one of the best preserves of culture and art. It was in 1848 that a Guatemalan politician and German journalists found Tikal.
Machu Picchu, Peru
It was only in 1911 that Peru became a sensation to the world, even though; it is South America’s most popular tourist attraction. Machu Picchu was constructed in 1450 by the Incas. It was deserted during the Spanish conquest but the llamas and the locals kept the location a secret until Hiram Bingha, an American historian came along. Today, things are different because this has become a tourist haven.
Terracotta Army, China
It was supposed to be an ordinary day, 29th of March 1974, Yang Zhifa, but that day ended extraordinarily. That was the day he had discovered the Terracotta Warriors while he was digging up a well. This life-sized army of 8,000 soldiers has been the brainchild of Emperor Qin Shi Huang. He had requested that this army be built for him during his tyrannical madness, to protect him in the afterlife. He was buried with these terracotta army until it was discovered.
These lost cities have become some of the best tourists’ sites that anyone can visit, some of these places have given the countries that they are located a great revenue from visitors.
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