Once upon a time..

1.  Derinkuyu Underground City, Turkey

Country: Turkey

Civilization: possibly the Phrygians

Inhabited: Approximately eighth century B.C.to 10th century A.D.

This underground network has more than 10 floors and room for up to 50,000 people, plus livestock. It is rumored to have been a hideout for early Christians escaping Roman persecution.

2. Machu Picchu

Country: Peru

Civilization: the Incas

Inhabited: 15th and 16th centuries A.D.

Conquistadors carrying small pox wiped out the inhabitants of this royal mountaintop fortress, but the Lost City of the Incas was never actually discovered by the Spanish--in fact, it wasn't discovered until 1911.

3. Ghost Towns of the Wild West

Country: U.S.

Civilization: American frontiersmen

Inhabited: 19th and early 20th centuries A.D.

Many of these hubs of Western folklore were boom towns that went bust once gold and other nearby resources were depleted.

4. Petra

Country: Jordan

Civilization: the Nabataeans

Inhabited: sixth century B.C.

This rose-colored city carved from cliffs garnered fame in the West thanks to the 1980s blockbuster Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.

5. Angkor 

Country: Cambodia

Civilization: the Khmer Empire

Inhabited: ninth century to 15th century A.D.

More than a thousand temples, including Angkor Wat, populate this long-time Khmer capital. It declined after a successful attack by invaders from what is now Thailand.

6. Pre-Roman Carthage

Country: Tunisia

Civilization: the Phoenicians

Inhabited: 650 to 146 B.C.

Carthage was home to the Roman Empire's arch-nemesis, Hannibal. It was burned and the earth salted during the final Punic War.

7. Chichen Itza

Country: Mexico

Civilization: the Mayans

Inhabited: 600 to 1000 A.D.

Site of one of Mesoamerica's largest ball courts, this royal city is located near a massive underground cenote, or sinkhole, where the bodies of human sacrifices were dropped.

8. Pompeii

Country: Italy

Civilization: the Roman Empire

Inhabited: seventh/sixth century B.C. to 79 A.D.

Pompeii was a cultural center and vacation destination for Roman high society until it was destroyed in 79 A.D. by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius. Left behind are naturally ash-encased mummies.

9. Memphis

Country: Egypt

Civilization: the Ancient Egyptians

Inhabited: third millennium B.C. to seventh century A.D.

Located at the mouth of the Nile delta, Memphis thrived for centures as a center of trade, commerce, religion and royalty. Foreign invasions, including one by Alexander the Great, let to its demise.

10. Teotihuacan

Country: Mexico

Civilization: possibly the Totonac people

Inhabited: 100 B.C. to 250 A.D.

This city, the founders of which remain a mystery, is home to some of the largest pyramids in pre-Columbian America. It inspired several major empires, those of the Zapotec and Mayans.

11. Mosque City of Bagerhat

Country: Bangladesh

Civilization: Khan Jahan Ali

Inhabited: 15th century A.D.

The city formerly known as Khalifatabad was founded by a Turkish general. It boasts more than 50 Islamic monuments and the Sixty Pillar Mosque, constructed with 60 pillars and 80 domes.

12. Troy

Country: Turkey

Civilization: the Hittites, among others

Inhabited: third millennium B.C. to fourth century A.D.

Troia of Trojan War lore was decimated and rebuilt more than 10 times before disappearing for good during the Byzantine Empire.

13. Capital Cities and Tombs of the Ancient Koguryo Kingdom

Country: China

Civilization: Koguryo Kingdom

Inhabited: 37 B.C. to 668 A.D.

This site includes three cities that served successively as capitals for the ancient Korean kingdom of Koguro before Chinese Tang soldiers conquered the region.

14. Thebes

Country: Egypt

Civilization: the Ancient Egyptians

Inhabited: 3200 B.C. to 20 B.C.

A prosperous Nile River port, Thebes' wealth is a subject of Homer's The Iliad. It served as the capital of the female emperor Hatshepsut's Egyptian empire.

15. Babylon

Country: Iraq

Civilization: the Babylonians

Inhabited: third millennium B.C. to sixth century A.D.

One of Mesopotamia's first cities, Babylon gave rise to King Hammurabi of "eye for an eye" fame before succumbing to defeat by Cyrus the Great of Persia.

Credit to : Forbes.Com

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  1. suka tengok keunikkan tempat2 macam ni..

  2. wah blaja sejarah kita rini..

    kat mesia takde bandar yg hilang ke erk.. ni yg nak buat satu ni.. tenggelamkan KL pastu lagi 50 tahun cari balik.. :p

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  3. Wow, betapa saya mengagumi senibina zaman dahulu kala. Tanpa peralatan yang canggih, mereka mampu mencipta sesuatu yang hebat.

  4. @ Nora,mari kita bayangkan kalaulah kita berdua berpeluang melawat setiap tempat tersebut. Awak nak ker ke Ghost Town, seram jer saya tgk..hehe..

  5. @ Fariq, eh ok gak idea awak tu, bila nak mula projek? Sok lusa lepas 50 thn, glamour kita berdua sebab nama dah tercatat dlm sejarah..hehe..(gilo ko Fariq, kang kena buang dari Malaysia camna..nak pula ko kena buang ker Thebes Egypt..haha..)

  6. assalam..best sangat tgok tmpat cam tuh :D

  7. @ kira, hai kira.. memang best, jom kita photoshot kat Petra, Jordon, mesti gempak blog kita..hehe..

  8. tahu tak..kenapa kebanyakan monument tue berbentuk pyramid; walaupun lokasi jauh antara satu sama lain

  9. @ pelesitor, erkkk awak jerlah yang kasi jwpnya..hehe..

  10. Tahun lepas Saya berpeluang ke Angkor Wat di Cambodia.. masyaallah.. mmg ptt jadi one of the wonders of the world.. tidak dapat dijelaskan dengan kata kata.. =)

  11. @ Adza, bestnya jadi awak..saya yang melihat dah rasa best, inikan pula awak yang dah sampai..


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