Archeologists have recently discovered a lost Mayan city in the Mexican jungle -- so here are five lost cities you need to know about.
5 lost cities
5 lost cities that have been found
In this Oct. 28, 2013 image released by Mexico's National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) on Monday Aug. 25, 2014, ruins belonging to an ancient Maya city called Lagunita stand out in the jungle on a remote location in the southern state of Campeche, Mexico. Archaeologists in Mexico have made public the existence of an ancient Maya city in the state of Campeche and have rediscovered this forest-covered site that first was stumbled upon in the 1970s. The INAH says the discoveries will help archaeologists study the cultural and political histories of an area known as the Central Lowlands of the Maya region. (AP Photo/INAH, Mauricio Marat)
Helike (Photo Credit: Anyhoo)
Visitors look at the amphitheater at the ancient city of Troy in the village of Tevfikiye, near the northwestern Turkish city of Canakkale, May 28, 2004. Archaeologists are grumbling that the hit movie "Troy" starring Brad Pitt and Eric Bana only bears a partial likeness to the ancient city they have been painstakingly uncovering. (AP Photo/Osman Orsal)
The citadel of Machu Picchu is seen during its reopening in Peru. (Foto vom 01.04.10). Waehrend Peru den 100. Jahrestag der Entdeckung von Machu Picchu feiert, warnen Archaeologen vor den Folgen des stetig ansteigenden Stroms der Besucher in die "Verlorene Stadt der Inka". 1.800 Menschen pilgern im Durchschnitt pro Tag in die Ruinen, eine Zahl, die derzeit noch unter den von den Behoerden erlaubten 2.500 liegt. Doch der geplante Bau einer Autobahn zur abgelegen Inka-Stadt koennte den Besucherstrom stark ansteigen lassen und - so fuerchten Kritiker - irreparable Schaeden an dem Weltkulturerbe verursachen. (zu dapd-Text) Foto: Karel Navarro/AP/dapd
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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?
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!
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.
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.