Civilizations around the world conquered and ruled the land for many years but there were some which vanished from the pages of the history. The reason behind the demolish is still unresolved but every now and then, they make up with human beings and for many years, there are many amazing cities which were rediscovered underneath being oceans with their stories.
We have achieved a lot in terms of technology and with the help of latest equipment’s, we bring them back to life. We all heard about the discovery of Atlantis, the city of gods, which was found underwater but there is a list of another 9 cities which holds an untold story.
Port royal, Jamaica
Port Royal was considered to be the most wicked and sinful city in the world because of its liquor parties involving all the pirates from around the world. Until June 1692, when an earthquake of magnitude 7.5 hit the city and consumed 2/3rd of its land killing 2000 people within minutes. The survivor informed that the earth opened up and consumed the whole city in front of him and the waves after the earthquake were so massive that it was impossible to save your life. For many years, people around the area believed that it was the punishment from the God for all the sins committed on the land and many archaeologists discovered buildings from the 17th century which are intact underwater.
Sunken City of Cuba
In 2001, a company Advanced Digital Communications (ADC) was working with the government to search the seas for sunken Spanish ships which were believed to loaded with the treasure. The searching ship was equipped with Sonar which picked up a series of geometrical structures on the bottom of the ocean.
There is a computer generated picture which clearly shows pyramids and the structures of a gigantic city under Bermuda triangle. As per locals, the island inhabited by their ancestors that were vanished by the waves. Many other discoveries of different cities which lived less than 120 meters below sea level but this Cuban city comes with the surprise as it is submerged over 700 meters. It is believed that these pyramids are even larger than that of Giza and Cheops in Egypt but there is no much explanation and still the research is under process.
It is located in The Andes which is in-between Bolivia and Peru and the largest freshwater lake in South America which was the source of water of many civilizations like Inka. The left behinds of the civilization can be seen around the lake with a mysterious underwater temple estimated to be 1000 or 1500 years old. It is believed that the God ‘Con Tiqui Viracocha’ emerged from the lake and created humans from the stones and commanded them to populate the world. Archaeologists found the temple in 2000 which was 660 foot long and 160 foot wide contained gold and many statues. It was believed that the temple was submerged because of the great flood and the same story was whispered from generations.
Gulf of Cambay
It will be the greatest discovery and could re-write the history as National Institute of Ocean Technology discovered the city during a routine pollution survey using sonar equipment. They found huge geometrical structures which was 120 feet below the surface with remains of beads, construction materials, many sculptures and even human bones which are carbon dated and found nearly 9,500 years old. Mesopotamia civilization is believed to be 4,500 years old and before that everything was small village’s settlements and with the discovery of Gulf of Cambay, it created a huge chronological problem and every research needs to be rewritten.
The city which was ruled by Egypt’s last active ruler Cleopatra found under the sea which was preserved for years. It was Alexander, who founded the city Alexandria 2,000 years ago believed to be disappeared underwater due to series of natural disasters. It was hidden for almost 1,600 years, it was rediscovered in 1988.
Archaeologists believed that there is no hope to find the city as it must be destroyed till now but they have proven wrong and the structures are in great shape and maintained by the sea. The most famous discovery was “The Lighthouse of Alexandria” which was one of the Seven Wonders of the World guided ships for over 2,000 years and has back from the dead.
It is a fictional name given to the city as nobody knows about it and it sank into the waters off the southern tip of Greece around 5,000 years ago. Pavlopetri is the name of the land which is near to the ruins of the city with the depth of 4m.
It is claimed to be the oldest known submerged city in the world which was designed perfectly with roads, two-story buildings, water management system and gardens. It is also believed that the city was destroyed by the earthquake.
Lion City, China
Lion City was discovered 130-feet under the water consisted of buildings, temples, roads and houses believed to be China’s real-life Atlantis. It is also claimed that the city was not sunk due to any natural disasters but it was planned which forced 290,000 people to relocate their homes and acres of agricultural lands. The city is 1,400 years old but was submerged by the government over 60 years ago when they decided to build a hydroelectric dam. There is another city which was submerged and has history old from the Lion city.
The city was once a massive trading center and bustling port city. The Neil Delta used to be dotted with islands which have disappeared and there are some ancient historical texts informed about the cities on these islands but with no substantial proof. This s one of the islands of which Helen visited with her lover Paris before the Trojan War. Frank Goddio and his team were able to locate the map and excavate parts of the city which are 6.5 km away from today’s coastline.
There were about 60 ancient shipwrecks, anchors, coins, giant stone tablets with an ancient language and 60 feet structures found near the city. The mystery is the reason why the city was submerged under the sea with no actual explanation.
In the mid-80s, Divers found underwater rock terraces and pyramids off the coast of Yonaguni Jima. Yonaguni Jima is an island that lies near the southern tip of Japan’s Ryukyu archipelago, About 75 miles off the eastern coast of Taiwan. At first, scientists believed they might be natural formations, but there are quarry marks and some writing on the stones and animal statues that have also been found underwater. Now some experts believe that the structures could be what is left of the mythical city of Mu, a fabled Pacific civilization rumored to have vanished beneath the waves. Masaki Kimura, a marine geologist from the University of Japan, has been studying the underwater pyramids for over 15 years. The underwater structures include castle ruins, a triumphal arch, five temples and at least one large stadium, all of which are connected by roads and water channels and are partly shielded by what could be huge retaining walls. Kimura believes the ruins date back to at least 5,000 years, based on the dates of stalactites found inside underwater caves that he says sank with the city. The theory is that the ancient underwater city Might have been sunk by an earthquake or tsunami around 2,000 years ago.