Myth and reality – lost cities and civilizations

August 9, 2012

Eldorado

THE world is dotted with abandoned cities that fell victim to hostility, disease and natural disasters.

In life after people, towns, cities and entire civilizations are left to decay and fall into ruin, waiting to be rediscovered centuries after.

Many such places become time capsules of history that capture the imaginations and intrigue generations of modern people – while some remain the stuff of legend.

Booked.net investigates.

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