Lost Cities were prosperous, well-populated areas of human habitation to the Machu Pichu.
Itís hard to imagine how an entire city can get lost but thatís exactly what has happened to the lost cities on this list. There are actually many reasons why a city has to be abandoned. War, natural disasters, climate change and the loss of important trading partners to name a few. Whatever the cause, these lost cities were forgotten in time until they were rediscovered centuries later.
Located in present-day Tunisia, Carthage was founded by Phoenician colonists and became a major power in the Mediterranean. The resulting rivalry with Syracuse and Rome was accompanied by several wars with respective invasions of each otherís homeland, most notable the invasion of Italy by Hannibal.