7 amazing underwater structures
In 2001 in the artificial Qiandaohu hotel in the Chinese province of Zhejiang, at the foot of The Shi mountain (five Mountain lions) was discovered a city called Shi Cheng (lions City). The city belongs to the Eastern Han dynasty (25-200 years), it was flooded in 1959 during the construction of the reservoir. The age of the city is 1800 years old, and its area is 62 football fields. In ancient times, Shi Cheng was an important political and economic center, unlike other cities it has five gates and not four, as was customary in that era. Shi Cheng is located at a depth of 26 to 40 meters, which was very difficult for archeologists.
The herakleon (or Heraklion) is a sunken city in the Bay of Abu-Kir near Alexandria — was once the main port of Egypt. According to legend, the town got its name in honor of Hercules, and one day he was visited by the Lovely Helen, which started the Trojan war. The city sank into the sea in the VI century and remained lost for 1200 years. Previously, Herakleon was considered just a legend, mentioned by Homer, but marine archaeologists have discovered gold coins, sculpture with a height of 4.8 m, slabs with inscriptions and sarcophagi with mummified animals.
Ruins of Yonaguni island
Near the Japanese island of Yonaguni are some of the most mysterious sea of ruins. Their age is about 14,000 years, they include several buildings, including polysulfonamide a width of 182 m and a height of 27 metres, with five different levels that resemble steps. Some of them had traces of tools and carvings, however, disputes about whether they were created by man or are natural formations, is still going on. A Professor from Tokyo University Teruaki Ishii determined that immersion in water occurred in the late glacial period, approximately 10,000 years ago. Nearby were found ancient tools and inscriptions in unknown characters.
Soun Nan-LEng (the roof of the world), better known under the name of NAS-Madol, is on the East coast of the island of Pohnpei in Micronesia. Famous as the “Pacific Venice”, it comprises 92 small artificial islets. Megalithic stones weighing up to 50 tons has formed a series of channels, hence its name, which translates as “intervals”. Scientists still argue how and why these Islands were built in the ocean, because it demanded that the residents often went ashore for food and water. According to some hypotheses, Nan-Madol was built by the inhabitants of the continent of Mu, which sank into the ocean 12,000 years ago.
Ruins in Gulf of Cambay
Archaeological discovery in the Gulf of Cambay, India, startled the world. 9500 year old city called the Kingdom of Dwarka refuted the view of scientists that the age of organized civilizations developed not in excess of 5,500 years. This state was flooded prehistoric floods. The city discovered the street and the sewer system, its length is 8 km.
A city located on the coast of the modern city of Dwarka, was considered the residence of the Hindu God Krishna.
The City Of Pavlopetri
The city of Pavlopetri existed in Greece in the era of Mycenaean civilization around 2800 BC, It is situated just in 3-4 km from the southern coast of Laconia. Here are preserved courtyards, rooms, and graves street. It is believed that Pavlopetri was a port city for both local and foreign merchants from across the Mediterranean.
The cone in the sea of Galilee
In the depths of the sea of Galilee is a structure of enormous size. Discovered in 2003 and described in the International journal of nautical archaeology, it remains a mystery, it is unknown who and with what purpose she had been created. This required considerable funding and careful organization. The structure has a conical shape, it is made from rough basalt cobbles and boulders, it weighs nearly 60 000 tons and the height is 9,7 m. Some scholars believe that his age is more than 4000 years, because some of the megalithic structures found nearby, Dating from the third Millennium BC.