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5 lost cities that have been found

5 Lost Cities That Have Been Found

Archeologists have recently discovered a lost Mayan city in the Mexican jungle -- so here are five lost cities you need to know about.

1. Lagunita
An archeologist from Research Center of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts rediscovered the lost Mayan city of Lagunita. He identified a Mayan doorway, the remains of massive buildings, plazas, ball courts, a pyramid and three altars that date back to 711 AD. How cool is that?

2. Helike
In the year 373 BC, a giant earthquake hit off the coast of Greece, which created a giant tsunami that swallowed the ancient city of Helike. Then, in 2001 a team finally rediscovered Helike, digging up coins, pottery and ruins. The reason it took them so long to find it, was because they were looking in the water, but it was under dirt! The water had dried up!

3. Troy
Yes, the famous city of Troy was once lost. In fact, a lot of people thought in never existed. But then, Heinrich Schliemann went on quite adventure in 1870, following clues laid out in Homer's the Iliad and dug that city up.

4. Pavlopetri
This is the real life Atlantis. Thes 5,000-year-old lost city was found in 1967 and is thought to have been submerged about 3,000 years ago. So, it had a good run. Archeologists found roads, buildings, courtyards and pottery.

5. Machu Pichu
Maybe the greatest lost city sits on top of a mountain in Peru. It wasn't rediscovered until 1911 mostly because of its location. People are always digging for lost cities, or trekking through the jungle. No one thinks to look up.

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otenglish September 01 2014 at 7:06 AM

WHO is this awful woman who is doing this report????? How can AOL and its owners allow such ridiculous and shallow histrionics on an otherwise interesting report on lost cities. Please, please, will you ditch this silly woman and get someone to report with depth and maturity? This is an otherwise important topic, especially for young people. I am a teacher - I found this insulting.

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libsfault September 01 2014 at 9:13 AM


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frankdlu September 01 2014 at 8:32 AM


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donchat35 frankdlu September 01 2014 at 9:48 PM

It's not even good comedy.

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Laurette Joiner September 01 2014 at 9:22 AM

Is it too much to expect that words displayed during the Lost Cities story be spelled properly? They referred to finding "alters" instead of ALTARS. Anyone using a computer has instant access to a dictionary.

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wlh1923 Laurette Joiner September 01 2014 at 11:51 AM

Is it too much to ask that you f...ing nit pickers leave the rest of us alone? Seriously, we all see the typos and misspelings (did I spell that correctly?) on here but it takes a special breed of idiot to continually HARP on the typos and misspellings. You're that frustrated kid in elementary school searching for attention that contantly had her hand up - "teacher, teacher, teacher". You were an annoyance then and you are an even bigger annoyance now. Please be gone.

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llozano September 01 2014 at 10:03 AM

I can jus imagine this girl reporting on the bombing of Hiroshima. Wow, this has to be the most annoying report I have ever had the unpleasure to hear. No I am not conservative.

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skydrop007 September 01 2014 at 5:52 AM

I have a different list:

- the jungles of Philly
- the badlands of NYC
- the deadhead island in DC
- the gun lands of Chicago
- and protestor island of ferguson

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hcwhy September 01 2014 at 1:17 PM

Looks like I was smart to have kept the sound off and just read what little was written, She looked like annoying.

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hcwhy hcwhy September 01 2014 at 1:18 PM

she looked annoying.

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r6lps September 01 2014 at 11:04 AM

Journalism is dead, and AOL leads the way. It's spelled "altars" not alters you morons!!!!!!!!!!!!

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j1935waspm September 01 2014 at 10:39 AM

Let's hope they can find the biggest lost city of all--Washington, DC.

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msmith6791 September 01 2014 at 11:15 AM

I am STILL waiting for Washington D.C. to "get lost"

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