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Started by HerrWalrus on Jul 17, 2018 2:31:36 PM
Cities that disappeared.

More than one type of event here. For example, the German city of Breslau no longer exists, but there is now a Polish city on the same location. Carthage is a different matter...

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widenation - 17 Jul 2018 14:32:40 (#1 of 130)

Troy?

FleurDuMal - 17 Jul 2018 14:35:20 (#2 of 130)

Atlantis?

MoleculeMan - 17 Jul 2018 14:36:42 (#3 of 130)

Benin City

https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2016/mar/18/sto
ry-of-cities-5-benin-city-edo-nigeria-mighty-medieval-capital-lost-without-trace


Sad, shameful story.

MoleculeMan - 17 Jul 2018 14:39:52 (#4 of 130)

I don't want to derail the thread, but I just found a whole series of Guardian articles on this subject:

https://www.theguardian.com/cities/series/lost-cities

I was looking up Merv in what is now Turkmenistan, which got swallowed by the desert.

widenation - 17 Jul 2018 14:43:44 (#5 of 130)

Jonestown.

Jacob_Richter - 17 Jul 2018 14:44:23 (#6 of 130)

Carthage is a middle class beachside suburb of Tunis - with scattered ancient ruins.

Jacob_Richter - 17 Jul 2018 14:47:14 (#7 of 130)

When Syria was safely visitable, these were stunning:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dead_Cities

FleurDuMal - 17 Jul 2018 14:47:55 (#8 of 130)

Detroit hasn't quite disappeared yet, but these pics are tracking its progress (or regress):

http://allthatsinteresting.com/abandoned-detroit-photos

browserbutton - 17 Jul 2018 14:52:10 (#9 of 130)

Nineveh disappeared for a long time, and then it was unearthed on the outskirts of Mosul. And then ISIS tried to destroy the remaining bits again.

Catspyjamas17 - 17 Jul 2018 14:55:11 (#10 of 130)

Babylon. Huge. There are little bits left.

phantlers - 17 Jul 2018 16:11:11 (#11 of 130)

Balsa, close to present day Tavira, an Algarvian town of which I am very fond.



https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Balsa_(Roman_town)

wickeltisch - 17 Jul 2018 16:17:35 (#12 of 130)

For example, the German city of Breslau no longer exists, but there is now a Polish city on the same location.

The name has changed but the city still exists and there is still a German minority living there.

elghunden - 17 Jul 2018 16:21:06 (#13 of 130)

Nauvoo. It’s where the Mormons lives before they moved to Salt Lake City. I was in SLC a couple of weeks ago and everyone talked about it like it was somewhere everyone knew. Never heard of it before, myself.

It declined after 1845 when the Mormons departed. For some years before that it was a large city (for that time).

wickeltisch - 17 Jul 2018 16:23:45 (#14 of 130)

Hedeby

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hedeby

browserbutton - 17 Jul 2018 16:25:26 (#15 of 130)

Kolmanskop, Namibia -- consumed by the desert:

https://travelationship.com/kolmanskop-namibia-know-before-you-go/

wickeltisch - 17 Jul 2018 16:26:44 (#16 of 130)

Villages rather than cities that disappeared in reservoirs, like here in the North Italian Lago di Resia.

https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reschensee#/media/Fi
le:Reschensee_with_Graun_Church_tower_and_boat.jpg

Intowntonight - 17 Jul 2018 16:28:30 (#17 of 130)

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/archaeology-and-history/archaeology/mohenjo-daro/

The lost cities of the Indus.

Jacob_Richter - 17 Jul 2018 16:28:51 (#18 of 130)

Dunwich - just one grave left, when it's gone it's gone:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dunwich

wickeltisch - 17 Jul 2018 16:30:41 (#19 of 130)

Rungholt

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rungholt

wickeltisch - 17 Jul 2018 16:31:37 (#20 of 130)

Has Machu Piccu been mentioned yet?

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