24 Cities You Learned About in School That No Longer Exist

24 Cities You Learned About in School That No Longer Exist

From the tragic to the mysterious, you won't believe these fascinating tales of cities that no longer exist.

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Vanishing cities

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Looking around your city, it may be hard to imagine that there might be a time when it no longer exists. But that's exactly what happened to these communities. Read on to learn all about the fires, floods, disasters, and unsolved mysteries that led to these cities no longer existing. It's not just cities—these 15 countries no longer exist, too.

East Berlin, Germany

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The Soviet sector of Berlin was established in 1945 and existed until 1990. The Wall that divided it from West Berlin became a symbol of the evils of communism to the rest of the world until it finally fell in 1989. Today, a united Berlin is the largest city and capital of Germany. Berlin has also earned the distinction of being deemed one of the most honest cities in the world.

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