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The world's incredible forgotten cities we've only just found

Love Exploring Logo By Joanna Czechowska of Love Exploring | Slide 2 of 36: In 1799 Scottish army officer Colin Mackenzie was in the Deccan Plateau area of southern India when he came upon ancient ruins. He’d heard rumors about the lost city of Vijanyangara but he was unsure about what he'd discovered. He didn't realize he was looking at the remains of a great empire that dated from the 14th century AD.

Vijayanagara, India

In 1799 Scottish army officer Colin Mackenzie was in the Deccan Plateau area of southern India when he came upon ancient ruins. He’d heard rumors about the lost city of Vijanyangara but he was unsure about what he'd discovered. He didn't realize he was looking at the remains of a great empire that dated from the 14th century AD.
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