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14 legendary lost cities

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

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Mesa Verde

This remarkable settlement of the ancient Pueblo peoples is seemingly carved right out of a cliffside. In fact, the Cliff Palace at Mesa Verde is one of the best preserved cliff dwellings in the world. Discovered as recently as 1874, the entire area at Mesa Verde National Park consists of some 4,400 sites.