Ancient Lost Cities

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In this documentary, in the form of a satellite map, you can zoom in on over 130 ancient lost cities around the world. Each location is linked to a Wikipedia page describing the location. Zooming in on the surrounding area tells a much broader story than a few snap shots taken of the popular features of these ancient cities in a magazine. By activating the 3D terrain mode, and using the compass to rotate and see the horizon, you can view the map with mountains in order to understand how these lost cities fit in their surroundings. Viewing these cities with mountains gives you a better understanding of places like Machu Picchu, Petra, Panjakent, El Tajín, Caral, and Choquequirao.

Locations in this map were determined by sources such as the following:

• List of World Heritage Sites •’s list of 10 Most Amazing Lost Cities