Lost city (fiction)

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In the popular imagination lost cities are real, prosperous, well-populated areas of human habitation that have fallen into terminal decline and been lost to history. Most real lost cities are of ancient origins, and have been studied extensively by archaeologists. Abandoned urban sites of relatively recent origin are generally referred to as ghost towns.

Fictional lost cities have been created by many authors as the setting for stories and myths throughout the ages. These include:

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