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Ancient ruined cities that remain a mystery

Ancient ruined cities that remain a mystery | Ancient Cities | Scoop.it

CRUMBLING walls. Breathtaking temples. Mysterious cities built entirely underground.

They are the astounding feats of architecture that have been left to decay for centuries.

But while they may be in ruins, the sites of the world's most ancient and intriguing cities continue to wow travellers.

From the popular Machu Picchu site in Peru, to the Pompeii ruins and the lesser-known Derinkuyu site in Turkey, here are eight amazing ruined cities that remain shrouded in mystery - or remain perplexing to this day, according to the science website io9.com.

One thing's for sure, the world is a fascinating place.

 

starts with :

1. Palenque, Mexico

 

 


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Sarah Kerr's insight:

This scoop has a lot of great interesting facts on ancient cities that are now long forgotten but still widely popular in the traveling world. Some of the cities we are studying in class such as Catal Huyuk and Pompeii show up in this article.

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Cassandra Folkerth's curator insight, October 15, 2013 10:24 PM

I love reading about the ancient architecture. Its just so cool. How did tehy come up with that and build ALL that without any modern technology.

Sarah Kerr's curator insight, November 29, 2013 12:25 PM

I chose this scoop because, it is fascinating to think that there are places out there in the world that are full of mystery and unanswered questions. The places mentioned in this article are,  Great ZImbabwe, Cahokia in the U.S., Machu Pichu in Peru, Catalhoyuk in Turkey, Pompeii in Italy,  Palenqus in Mexico and Derinkuyu also in Turkey. 

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Ancient ruined cities that remain a mystery

Ancient ruined cities that remain a mystery | Ancient Cities | Scoop.it

CRUMBLING walls. Breathtaking temples. Mysterious cities built entirely underground.

They are the astounding feats of architecture that have been left to decay for centuries.

But while they may be in ruins, the sites of the world's most ancient and intriguing cities continue to wow travellers.

From the popular Machu Picchu site in Peru, to the Pompeii ruins and the lesser-known Derinkuyu site in Turkey, here are eight amazing ruined cities that remain shrouded in mystery - or remain perplexing to this day, according to the science website io9.com.

One thing's for sure, the world is a fascinating place.

 

starts with :

1. Palenque, Mexico

 

 


Via David Connolly
Sarah Kerr's insight:

I chose this scoop because, it is fascinating to think that there are places out there in the world that are full of mystery and unanswered questions. The places mentioned in this article are,  Great ZImbabwe, Cahokia in the U.S., Machu Pichu in Peru, Catalhoyuk in Turkey, Pompeii in Italy,  Palenqus in Mexico and Derinkuyu also in Turkey. 

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Sarah Kerr's curator insight, October 10, 2013 8:15 PM

This scoop has a lot of great interesting facts on ancient cities that are now long forgotten but still widely popular in the traveling world. Some of the cities we are studying in class such as Catal Huyuk and Pompeii show up in this article.

Cassandra Folkerth's curator insight, October 15, 2013 10:24 PM

I love reading about the ancient architecture. Its just so cool. How did tehy come up with that and build ALL that without any modern technology.

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ARCHAEOLOGY - Restoration work ends at Hierapolis theater

ARCHAEOLOGY - Restoration work ends at Hierapolis theater | Ancient Cities | Scoop.it
Excavations are continuing in the western province of Denizli’s ancient city of Hierapolis

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This scoop is about the restoration of an ancient theatre in Heirapolis which in is modern day Turkey.

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The Ancient City of Persepolis, Iran - It's No Disneyland | Nate

The Ancient City of Persepolis, Iran - It's No Disneyland | Nate | Ancient Cities | Scoop.it

 

This city was once the richest on Earth. The ancient city of Persepolis - Iran – was founded more than two and a half thousand years ago. Ceremonial capital of the Archaemenid empire, thriving for a couple of hundred years or so, Persepolis was subsequently burned to the ground. Two thousand three hundred years after Persepolis was almost completely destroyed by Alexander the Great (what an ass-hole) UNESCO heritage listed the evocative ruins of the city. These days, Persepolis costs the ludicrous amount of 14 US centsto enter. Check your backpack at the door, don’t mention the sanctions. Iran, you continue to amaze me, daily.When I arrived at Persepolis in the middle of the day, using a chartered taxi from the cultural city of Shiraz where I am currently based (circa 7000 years old), the car park was almost empty. The surrealistic site of an empty car park in the middle of central Iran took me back to my youthful days – visiting Los Angeles. I once slept overnight in a car in Orange County, to ensure that I was first in-line for Disneyland....


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This scoop is about someone's personal visit to Persepolis. The author goes into their visit to the "dead" historical landmark, and how it only costs 14 cents to visit the city that was known as being one of the richest of its time .

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Pompeii Beneath Pompeii, Dated to 3,500 BC

Pompeii Beneath Pompeii, Dated to 3,500 BC | Ancient Cities | Scoop.it
Ancient occupiers of the site of Pompeii may have met the same fate as their Predecessors of AD 79

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This is a cool scoop about how there may have been another city underneath Pompeii that may have been destroyed years before the famous city was destroyed.

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Columns from the ancient city of Samaria in Palestine are seen in the photograph from 1925.
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Columns from the ancient city of Samaria in Palestine are seen in the photograph from 1925. <br/> - via @Ramdog1980 | Ancient Cities | Scoop.it
Columns from the ancient city of Samaria in Palestine are seen in the photograph from 1925.
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This scoop is a photo that shows what the ancient city of Palestine looked like in 1925. 

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5 Ridiculous Lies You Believe About Ancient Civilizations

5 Ridiculous Lies You Believe About Ancient Civilizations | Ancient Cities | Scoop.it

Much of what we know about ancient Greece and Rome tends to come from films and TV. And, well, much of what we know is plain wrong. (The Romans weren't as orgy crazed as you think.... for example. ). but what else?


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Myanmar's ancient temple city faces modern danger

Myanmar's ancient temple city faces modern danger | Ancient Cities | Scoop.it

he spires of Bagan have survived wars, earthquakes and centuries of tropical sun, but in recent years Myanmar's ancient capital has faced a distinctly modern threat -- scaffolding and cement.

The temples, some of which are around 1,000 years old, are one of the country's most treasured religious sites and a top attraction for foreign tourists flocking to the country as it emerges from decades of military rule.

While many have largely withstood the ravages of man and nature, haphazard renovation work has also seen new temples built on the foundations of crumbling structures, and experts say they bear little resemblance to the originals.

 


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I found this scoop really interesting. Initially I didn't know where Myanmar was but, after doing some research I found out that it is a small country right next to Thailand. So this scoop mainly talks about these ancient temples in Myanmar that have been destroyed from erosion. So now the country is trying to rebulid these beautiful places with the constant fear of inadequate funds and random earthquakes.

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Ancient ruined cities that remain a mystery

Ancient ruined cities that remain a mystery | Ancient Cities | Scoop.it

CRUMBLING walls. Breathtaking temples. Mysterious cities built entirely underground.

They are the astounding feats of architecture that have been left to decay for centuries.

But while they may be in ruins, the sites of the world's most ancient and intriguing cities continue to wow travellers.

From the popular Machu Picchu site in Peru, to the Pompeii ruins and the lesser-known Derinkuyu site in Turkey, here are eight amazing ruined cities that remain shrouded in mystery - or remain perplexing to this day, according to the science website io9.com.

One thing's for sure, the world is a fascinating place.

 

starts with :

1. Palenque, Mexico

 

 


Via David Connolly
Sarah Kerr's insight:

This scoop has a lot of great interesting facts on ancient cities that are now long forgotten but still widely popular in the traveling world. Some of the cities we are studying in class such as Catal Huyuk and Pompeii show up in this article.

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Cassandra Folkerth's curator insight, October 15, 2013 10:24 PM

I love reading about the ancient architecture. Its just so cool. How did tehy come up with that and build ALL that without any modern technology.

Sarah Kerr's curator insight, November 29, 2013 12:25 PM

I chose this scoop because, it is fascinating to think that there are places out there in the world that are full of mystery and unanswered questions. The places mentioned in this article are,  Great ZImbabwe, Cahokia in the U.S., Machu Pichu in Peru, Catalhoyuk in Turkey, Pompeii in Italy,  Palenqus in Mexico and Derinkuyu also in Turkey.