As the world continued to change, so many things changed along side with it. Civilizations got lost and new ones were reborn, nations lost their powers to other nations, even powerful cities that were once leaders of the world got drowned in oblivion. When we look back at the past, we would actually see that there were places that once existed but right now they are no where to be found. Most of them now lies in the hands of dilapidation...however, some of them used to be strong holds and economic powers of the world. Their oblivion could actually be traced to either the effects of war or simply natural disasters or the progression of life.
Ephesus is an ancient city and one time a city of the Roman Empire. It reflects centuries of history, from classical Greece to the Roman Empire. The important role the city played in the spread of Christianity actually made it famous. The city itself no longer exist however, it is currently located in the present day Turkey.
Pompeii and Herculaneum, Italy
Pompeii is a vast archaeological site in present day Italy. The city used to be a very powerful Roman city with economic and social prosperity under Emperor Titus. It became buried under meters of ash and pumice after the catastrophic volcanic eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 A.D. Most people perished as well as their various possessions. However, the city of Herculaneum also suffered the same catastrophe but many people didn't loose their lives compare to Pompeii because the city was evacuated promptly.
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