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14 once-great lost cities

By: Bryan Nelson on May 21, 2014, 3:53 p.m.

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Immortalized by Homer in the "Iliad," the ancient city of Troy is the storied home of the Trojan War. In fact, evidence of widespread fire and slaughter around 1250 B.C., which led to the collapse of this once-great citadel, seems to confirm the events as documented by Homer.