10 Ancient Cities Lost in Time

Ctesiphon palace ruin, with the arch in the centre, 1864

Ctesiphon palace ruin, with the arch in the centre, 1864, Credits: Wikimedia

Nothing lasts forever – not even centers of ancient civilizations (except maybe Rome). So many beautiful cities have been lost or destroyed over time and eventually recovered, but even more of them are still undiscovered. Below you can find a list of 10 ancient cities lost in time:


View Article On One Page

Ctesiphon, Iraq

One of the greatest cities of Mesopotamia, Ctesiphon was the largest city in the world in the 6th century. She was a significant military objective to the Romans and was captured by them no less than five times. Nonetheless, she survived the Roman warriors and lived to serve as the inspiration for the city of Isbanir in One Thousand and One Nights. Ctesiphon also hosts the world’s largest brick-built arch.

Related Posts

Bloody Rituals: Human blood found on Ancient Mayan arrowheads We’ve previously covered Mayan religious rituals and as you know, they used to be quite bloody and gruesome, by today’s standards. Keep reading to find out more about a recent study that not...
Top 7 Ancient Civilizations That Possessed Advanced Technologies Prosperity of a civilization is usually estimated according to its possession and wide application of advanced technologies. Human history is seen as a linear progression where the future al...
Gods of War: 7 Deities That Propagated Violent And Bloodthirsty Rituals In the long history of man, many cultures have had their long-established mythological traditions consisting of different gods and goddesses. Some of them are famous for exerting substantial...

What do you think?


Pin It on Pinterest