Being an explorer has to be one of the coolest careers anyone can get into, but these days most things have already been found and fully explored. However, that being said, there are lost cities throughout time that anyone would be excited to explore, whether they have already been found or not. Some of the following ten cities were simply lost in time, others mysteriously disappeared without a trace. In any case, it would be amazing to find one and discover what happened.


Timgad, a Roman colony town in Algeria, was founded by Emperor Trajan in 100 A.D. It was ransacked by the Vandals during the 5th century, and two centuries later by the Berbers. Following the attack, the city disappeared from history until being rediscovered in 1881.


Mohenjo-Daro, built in 2600 B.C. in what is now known as Pakistan, was the most ancient urban settlement created in the world. Around 1700 B.C., however, the city disappeared from the face of the planet until the 1920’s.

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