Lost cities

Happy Wednesday! This week we thought we’d take a look at some of history’s fascinating lost cities.

Karakorum

karakorum

Karakorum, a city on the old Silk Road, was once the capital of the Mongol Empire under Genghis Khan’s Ögedei.

Sarai Batu

sarai-batu-astrakhan-166

Amusing Planet takes a look at Sarai Batu, the lost city that was once the capital of the Golden Horde, and the film set designed to recreate it.

Xanadu

gx0a9188

With a name so well known many might not realize it refers to a real city, Xanadu, or Shangdu, was the summer capital of Kublai Khan’s Yuan Dynasty.

Do you have a favorite lost city story? Let us know in the comments!

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s