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Top 10 ANCIENT Places That May NEVER Have EXISTED

November 30, 2016

History books tell us of ancient places with amazing architecture, and world wonders long past. Archeological discovery has learned much about the world before us. The idea of many of these locations has inspired imaginations for many years. However, the truth is that history gets distorted over time both through constant retellings and sometimes through historical records that were actually just fanciful stories written after the fact. Many of the most famous locations may not have existed at all. Many of those that did, were much different than most people usually imagine.

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Source/Further reading:

http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-20964114
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2004/05/0514_040514_troy.html
http://science.nationalgeographic.com/science/archaeology/atlantis/
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/earth/environment/archaeology/10470443/Pictured-the-real-site-of-the-Hanging-Gardens-of-Babylon.html
http://oceanservice.noaa.gov/facts/bermudatri.html
https://books.google.com/books?id=3m3jtyN_wdMC&pg=PA217&dq=garden+of+eden+existence+debate&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjuyY7514bPAhUGVh4KHbhEBoAQ6AEIHDAA#v=onepage&q=garden%20of%20eden%20existence%20debate&f=false
https://books.google.com/books?id=z-beBAAAQBAJ&pg=PA92&dq=tower+of+babel+story+inspired+by+Etemenanki&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjW69b22IbPAhUBaz4KHXM6DQsQ6AEIIjAB#v=onepage&q=tower%20of%20babel%20story%20inspired%20by%20Etemenanki&f=false
http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/ponce-de-leon-never-searched-for-the-fountain-of-youth-72629888/?no-ist
https://books.google.com/books?id=bJW-zhffwk4C&pg=PA104&dq=walls+of+jericho+earthquake&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwitnOai2YbPAhVC9R4KHQSJBUAQ6AEIMDAD#v=onepage&q=walls%20of%20jericho%20earthquake&f=false
http://www.warbirdsnews.com/aviation-museum-news/legacy-walker-air-force-base.html

 

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