Archaeologist speculate that drought caused an upheaval but still can not account with definitive evidence what caused the large scale abandonment of thriving ancient cities at what would seem their height of development.
One hundred and seventy two ruin sites are listed as open to the public by INAH, Mexico's Institute of Anthropology and History.
UNESCO lists Mexico as one of the world's top 10 nations for archaeological sites.
Along with the sites open for visitors there are another 32,000 listed but not developed and in many cases not excavated. Archaeologist believe that there are many more yet to be discovered and cataloged. Archaeologist hope to one day discover the secret of the abandoned ancient cities but for now they remain one of Mexico's enigmas.
|Abandoned cities in Northern Mexico:||Alta Vista||La Quemada Zacatecas|
|Abandoned cities in Central Mexico:||Teotihuacan||El Tajin||Tula|
Teotihuacan ruin site
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|Paquime ruin site, Chihuahua||Teotihuacan pyramids||Zacatecas Hotels Flights|
|Alta Vista ruin, Zacatecas||Patzcuaro ruin site, Tzintzuntzan||Patzcuaro Hotels|
|La Quemada ruin site, Zacatecas||Tula ruin site museum, Hidalgo|
|El Tajin ruin, Veracruz|
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