Filed under: Architecture, Art, Cool Site of the Day, History | Tags: But Where Did They Go?, Evidence Left Behind, Vanished Civilizations
The Olmec civilization existed from around 1400 BC in the tropical lowlands of south-central Mexico. They were master builders and their major sites included ceremonial courts, house mounds, large conical pyramids and stone monuments. They relied heavily on trade, but by 400 BC they had largely disappeared. Did volcanic activity cause them to relocate? Were they invaded? By whom? Nobody knows.
Here are nine other civilizations that disappeared completely, but without leaving forwarding addresses. Where did they go?