When you think of ancient cities, you probably don't think of St. Louis, Missouri. But that's exactly where you'll find Cahokia, the largest pre-Columbian settlement north of Mexico. At its peak, this massive metropolis exceeded London's population at the time — but once Europeans began exploring the area in the 17th century, the site had been abandoned for hundreds of years. The reasons for its rise and fall are shrouded in mystery to this day.
The Seat of a Continent-Spanning Civilization
Fall of a Metropolis
Sunken Remains Illuminate Native American Lineage
Written by Reuben Westmaas April 12, 2017
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