Mystery City

Why did one of the world's largest metropolitan centers become a ghost town?
October 25, 2004, 2pm PDT | Abhijeet Chavan | @legalaidtech
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"At its zenith, around A.D. 1050, the city that is now called Cahokia was among the largest metropolitan centers in the world...But by 1300, the city had become a ghost town, its carefully built structures abandoned and its population dispersed...This odd silence on the matter of Cahokia has led some experts to theorize that something particularly nasty happened there."

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Published on Friday, October 22, 2004 in Wired
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