Throughout history, many cities around the world have been destroyed or abandoned. External threats, internal conflicts, and unexpected events like diseases or natural disasters are often reasons for this. As a result, the historical record often forgets about these locations, leaving virtually no evidence of their existence.
Fortunately, the ongoing efforts of people across the globe have resulted in the finding of many of these cities. Some were found after months or years of searching, while others were stumbled upon by accident. Here are 50 ancient lost cities of the world that archaeologists, explorers, and others eventually rediscovered.