When we reflect deeply on our existence in this world, it becomes apparent that our past is just as inevitable as the present - and the future. People find solace in remembering the past—essentially, our past is an indispensable part of our present. Something that we can not run away from. Our interest in archeology is a telltale sign of our past's importance to us.
Sadly, we can not stop something from turning into our past. Think about the ancient cities. The ones that were built by our forefathers millennia ago. Today, if we look back, it turns out that those grandiose cities and those grandeur buildings are gone for good. They are certainly lost in history.
Luckily, we have always been interested in retrieving them back. Regardless of technological advancement and scientific revolution, we still look back at our history. Of course, there are hundreds of reasons to look back at our history. To begin with, it gives us the insight to live our present and prepares us for the future. Secondly, as we look back at our history, we understand how vast and far-fetched our existence is. Above all, we find solace in learning about ancestors and their interests.
In this article, we will look at ancient cities that do not exist anymore. They are either driven away by the sea due to climate change, or they have been destroyed in wars. In any case, they do not exist today. But they are not - and can not be - forgotten.
Here are two ancient cities that are lost in history:
Before the 20th century, there was a popular civilization called the Minoan Civilization. These were people who were highly interested in building unique infrastructure. Till the early 20th century, the Minoan Civilization was dominant across the island of Santorini. But with the inception of the 20th century, this civilization disappeared.
Today, there is no one who identifies himself as part of the Minoan Civilization. And the city they had built way before the 20th century is gone for good. It is either destroyed by the rising sea or for any other unknown reason. But the ruins can still be found in Akrotiri.
2. Paulopetri, Greece
Greeks are rich in history, that is for sure. Classic philosophers like Socrates, Plato, and Descartes belonged to Greece. The Roman Empire was one of the strongest empires back then. Of course, with that comes the classical architecture of Greece.
A city in Greece called Paulopetri was once a popular city. People worldwide would go there and explore the beauty and classical structure of the city. But today, this city does not exist anymore.
Archeologists are on a constant quest to figure out new things about this city. And every time, they are left with something unique and breathtaking.