Rabu, 25 Januari 2012

12 Most Beautiful Ancient City was populated

The world knows a number of city sites that have been abandoned. Archaeological sites are scattered throughout the country. They reflect on the greatness and achievements of human culture that lived in his time. There are in prehistoric times, there are already entered period of history.
National Geographic recently released a few more photos of "lost city" on its Web site. The following cities are:
1. Petra, Jordan
This palace is carved in a stone hill. It is estimated that humans inhabit Petra since the 2nd century AD. In this National Geographic photo, the building known as the El-Deir.Archaeologists concluded that this building was formerly a temple of worship, before it turned into a church or monastery.
2. Machu Picchu, Peru
A city on the mountain. His discovery of the horrendous world of archeology. Though he was only discovered 100 years ago. Until now, archaeologists are still not sure what function this city Macchu Picchu. Because the Inca Indians who built it did not have a culture of writing and there is no written remnants.
3. Palenque, Mexico
This is the major city of the first Mayan Indians. Located in the middle of dense forest in southeastern Mexico. Bordered by Guatemala. It is estimated that the Mayan Palenque was inhabited since 3000 years ago. Throughout its history, the Maya and then build other large cities such as Tikal a cosmopolitan city category in his time.
4. Troy, Turkey
One of the most famous ancient city in history. City of Troy shrouded in mystery, legend, and intrigue. Moreover, he appears in the story of the Iliad by the Greek poet, Homer. The remains of Troy was found in northwest Turkey in the 19th century by German archaeologist, Heinrich Schliemann. He dug in Hisarlik city, even find Troy. The site of Troy was not a single site. The city is built on top of another city. Noted there are nine different cities within a single site that have been aged about 5000 years.
5. Mohenjo Daro, Pakistan
One of the oldest cities in Asia and the world. Mohenjo Daro develop due to the Indus River flows through. It was discovered in 1921. Twin brother of this city, which is also old, is Harappa. Age city is estimated at 4,500 years. He traded with other ancient city, Mesopotamia.
6. Palmyra, Syriac
The city is known also as the name of Tadmor. The city is still held an important role until the 19th century. The traders since 300 AD was to Palmyra stopped to rest before continuing the journey to Mesopotamia and Persia. The strategic location makes this city the Romans invaded in early AD.
7. Tanis, Egypt
City of Tanis including one of the most mysterious cities in the world. He had been the capital of ancient Egypt. In this city one of the stormiest archaeological findings are, ie Egyptian mummies of the royal family. These findings parallel the findings valuable as Tutankhamun's mummy.
8. Great Enclosure, Zimbabwe
Cities in Africa is often referred to as one of the city that appears in various scriptures. Place Queen of Sheba. Archaeologists are still not able to infer the extent to which the role and function of this abandoned city. Evidence while generating the city was built by the Shona tribe, tribal ancestral Bantu tribes about 1250 years ago. The city was rumored as a center of worship
9. Nimrud, Iraq
Located in northern Iraq, the city became the capital of the Assyrian Empire. Nation to be feared in his time as cruel and bloodthirsty. Always colonize the surrounding towns. Assyria appears in historical records in the 14th century BC. They dominate the Iraq-Iran-Turkey and surrounding areas. Seizure of territory by its neighbors, Babylon, Nimrud slowly making residents abandoned around 612 BC. Residents moved to the city of Nineveh.
10. Persepolis, Iran
One of the largest ancient city and influential in world history.Persepolis was the capital of the Persian Empire. Because of the magnitude of the Persian empire, they had four capital cities.Persepolis was built in 520 BC. The city is built with magnificent architecture and intricate. Decorated with silver and gold. High quality carvings in each the remains. Persepolis and Alexander the Great conquered Persia fell. He burned the city to the ground.Now the remains can still be enjoyed in Iran.
11. Stonehenge, England
Already hundreds of years archaeologists trying to interpret what the meaning behind the piles of stones of Stonehenge. But still the mystery still surrounding this symmetrical piles of stones.
12. Mesa Verde, United States
On this hill, as many as 600 wells resemble holes made by the Pueblo Indians or also known as the Anasazi. They lived from 550 BC. They built stone houses in the proof of this. The house was built the largest can accommodate up to 250 people.

2 komentar:

I like Petra Jordan, it is simply the best with amazing architecture. You may like to check Top 10 most populated cities in the world

i like these type of places but somehow i think how can they manage such population check Top Ten Most Populated Cities in the World - funklist

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