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These are the world's most beautiful ruined cities

Love Exploring Logo By Joanna Czechowska of Love Exploring | Slide 1 of 30: While big sprawling cities are certainly a modern phenomenon, urban centers have existed across the globe for at least 6,000 years. Whether as a result of human conflict or natural disasters many metropolises have faced tough times and yet their ruins stand today, offering a window into a vanished world. Click through these beautiful images to see the most celebrated ancient cities on Earth.

Ancient urban enigmas

While big sprawling cities are certainly a modern phenomenon, urban centers have existed across the globe for at least 6,000 years. Whether as a result of human conflict or natural disasters many metropolises have faced tough times and yet their ruins stand today, offering a window into a vanished world. Click through these beautiful images to see the most celebrated ancient cities on Earth.
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