What happens to a city when the people that lived there die off or are absorbed by others? War, disease and natural disaster can all wipe out anyone who might carry on the story and heart of a city.
Over the ages this has happened time and again on every continent, where cities from Memphis to Mesa Verde rest in the dusts of history, waiting for someone to discover them anew. Most people have heard of Troy or Pompeii, but what about Urgench in Uzbekistan or Mesa Verde in the United States?
Touropia has put together a collection of photographs and history which will educate all, and may even prompt a trip for some.
A quick virtual tour.