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5 Lost Civilizations and Where to Find Their Echoes


General Knowledge  •  28 Aug, 2023  •  94,135 Views  •  ⭐ 5.0

Written by Shivani Chourasia


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Throughout history, cultures and societies have flourished, made significant advancements, and then vanished, leaving behind perplexing ruins and unanswered questions. These "lost" civilizations have become the stuff of legends, adventure, and historical curiosity. Embark on a journey to discover five such enigmatic societies and learn where you can trace their fascinating remnants today.

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The Maya Civilization – Central America

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The Maya, often known for their intricate calendar and astronomical systems, were a Mesoamerican civilization that reached their peak between AD 250 and 900. Their massive stone cities and structures in the dense jungles are architectural wonders.

Location: Modern-day Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador

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Where to find them:

  • Tikal, Guatemala: Once a thriving city, now a major archaeological site boasting towering pyramids.
  • Chichen Itza, Mexico: Known for the step pyramid, El Castillo, it offers insight into Mayan-Toltec styles.
  • Copán, Honduras: Renowned for its hieroglyphic staircase and stellae.

The Indus Valley Civilization – South Asia

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