7 little-known city with a rich history

• 7 little-known city with a rich history

The tourist route passes through the most people the most "hyped" places. Venice, Pisa, Paris, Prague - but in the end, our world is not so small! Tired of choosing friends travel tips? Try to visit the really unusual and little-known towns, the memory of which remained in the history of the world is really a miracle.

7 little-known city with a rich history

Mesa Verde

Colorado, United States

Once this strange city built-Anasazi Indians, whose trail of scientists trying unsuccessfully to find in the turbulent waves of history. Anasazi architecture is very unusual: for example, in a house can be directly 150 rooms.

7 little-known city with a rich history

Leptis Magna

Libya

The ancient trading city of the Romans in North Africa only discovered in the mid-1930s. Leptis Magna survived the terrible tsunami in 365, and since then gradually fell into disrepair. Over time, the Sahara has brought the rights to the former center of the civilization of the whole region and the city was buried in sand.

7 little-known city with a rich history

Virupaksha

India

The heyday of Vijayanagara Empire fell to the XIV-XVI centuries. One of the main towns of this culture was free Virupaksha, whose rulers often undertaken more quarrels with Muslim neighbors. This led to the tragedy: in 1565 Virupaksha fell to the Muslim hordes - the city's population was cut at the root, and the temples razed.

7 little-known city with a rich history

Ciudad Perdida

Colombia

Colombians call themselves the ancient city Teyuna. Modern same name can be roughly translated as "The Lost City": the ruins founded in 800 BC, the municipal center of Indian archaeologists found only in 1972.

7 little-known city with a rich history

Ctesiphon

Iraq

From 570 to 637 AD Ctesiphon was the largest city in the world. The capital of the Sassanids did not survive the test of time, and today the original grandeur reminiscent of the palace except Taki-Kearse, the summer residence of the Sassanid dynasty.

7 little-known city with a rich history

Ani

Turkey

City of 1001 a church was the capital of Armenia till 1045. Researchers today are affected grandeur of the local architecture: the ancient architects have created unique monuments, most of which have unfortunately been destroyed.

7 little-known city with a rich history

Palenque

Mexico

The great city, the center of life in the Mayan III-VIII centuries and capital Baakulskogo kingdom. In the IX century with the Gulf Coast came the savage tribes and destroyed the city.