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Ancient Lost Cities Under Water

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posted on Jul, 29 2014 @ 11:40 AM
I put together a collection of lost cities under water.
Here you can find images, when it went under water and why.
I've also included the sources, in case you wish to read more about them.
Some of them have very interesting stories.
Lost underwater cities have fascinated me ever since I saw an old James Bond movie -For your eyes only- as a little girl.
If you find any lost cities underwater that I've not added, please feel free to help me out.

1. Baiae
Location: Italy
Sank: 16th century (People abandoned it before due to malaria outbreak.)
Cause: water level rose due to volcanic vents
Read more:

2. Heracleion
Location: Abu Qir Bay, near Alexandria
Sank: around 1500 years ago
Cause: engulfed by sea, why it sank is unknown
Read more:< br />

3. Shi Cheng, Lion City
Location: China
Sank: 1959 (55 years ago!)
Cause: Chinese government decided a new hydroelectric power station was required - so built a man-made lake.
Read more: 130ft-underwater-50-years.html

4. Dolchiste
Location: Turkey, Kekova
Sank: 2nd century
Cause: giant earthquake

5. Pavlopetri
Location: Greece
Sank: around 1000 BC
Cause: speculative--1 of 3 big earthquakes could have caused it, consumed by sea
Read more:

6. Mysterious Underwater Ruins of Japan
Location: Japan
Sank: unknown,it's estimated to be 10000 years old
Cause: unknown
Read more:!bpRD2H

7. Port Royal,also called The Wickedest City on Earth--no wonder it sank with a name like that, eh?

Location: Jamaica
Sank: June 7, 1692
Cause: earthquake,then a fire followed by a tsunami -- wow they had bad luck x3!
Read more:

8. Dwarka
Location: India
Sank: they believe it sank 6 times
Cause: rising sea levels
Read more:

Guess what I'm having tonight?
Yup, seafood.

Thank you for reading my thread.

Future Cities that could sink or are already sinking ---guess where I won't be moving...:
Miami, USA
Venice, Italy

Ps: If I missed a sunken city feel free to add it.

edit on 29/7/2014 by Rainbowresidue because: spelling

edit on 29/7/2014 by Rainbowresidue because: added a thought

posted on Jul, 29 2014 @ 11:46 AM
Nice pics!thanks kiddo......all these sunken ruins have a story to tell.....And I think history as we know it is a superficial farce fed to us to keep us ignorant of our true inheritance as humans....

posted on Jul, 29 2014 @ 11:49 AM
Nice share OP
@ times I wonder are there more cities/dwellings/interesting things located near subduction zones that have been covered in deep sediments. Like a valley undetected seen as sea floor but is really large amounts of sediment filled in a valley and so looks normal or as level sea floor...

posted on Jul, 29 2014 @ 12:02 PM
a reply to: Rainbowresidue

Very well done!

posted on Jul, 29 2014 @ 12:13 PM
a reply to: Rainbowresidue

Absolutely wonderful! Thank you.


posted on Jul, 29 2014 @ 12:14 PM
a reply to: Rainbowresidue

Wow, really nice pics. Thanks for posting.

Looks very mysterious.

posted on Jul, 29 2014 @ 12:24 PM
a reply to: SirElrondofRivendell

This is a great topic! Think about this also. Water levels during the halocine period 12k years ago were ~400 some feet lower....great flood anyone?

posted on Jul, 29 2014 @ 12:26 PM
Great topic!

Further reading you may find of interest...

Ancient - Underwater Cities

posted on Jul, 29 2014 @ 12:28 PM
Great work on this- thanks for sharing!

posted on Jul, 29 2014 @ 12:32 PM
LOVE your thread! Underwater cities have always fascinated me, and added to my belief that Atlantis, Lemuria and Mu really existed.

Makes one think twice about living on the coast!

posted on Jul, 29 2014 @ 12:32 PM
a reply to: jollyjollyjolly

I was also wondering how big those earthquakes must have been to sink cities?

So I assume we either haven't had one that big since, or not near coastal cities.

I read years ago about how Venice was still sinking, and what the Italian government plans to do to save it.
Just to be sure,I traveled there once.
Beautiful city, what a shame if it would sink!

How to save a sinking city?
a.) Make it float!
b.) Build gates to the city
Read their ideas on saving Venice here:

Ps: Thanks for all the nice replies.

posted on Jul, 29 2014 @ 12:33 PM
There is some speculation that the Bimini Road in the Bahamas is man made. I'm not certain.
(I would try to upload a picture but I can't seem to figure that part out or possibly I can't upload pictures during a probationary period?)

posted on Jul, 29 2014 @ 12:37 PM
a reply to: PleiaDsClusterDck

posted on Jul, 29 2014 @ 12:38 PM
Great thread OP! And I will add New Orleans, LA to the list of pretty much sunk....they are below sea level and only protected by a wall.....

And actually here is a list of all places below sea level and their actual elevations.


Really makes you wonder what other cities may lay at the bottom of some lakes and if those lakes used to just be valleys that ocean water or glacial melt filled up.
edit on 7/29/14 by Vasa Croe because: (no reason given)

posted on Jul, 29 2014 @ 12:40 PM
a reply to: PleiaDsClusterDck

Yes, I didn't add the Bimini Road and Bimini Wall from the Bahamas, because I've read too many accounts of scientists saying it's natural, not man made.
They also said it was too hard to prove, and that it could be around 10,000-20,000 years old if man made.
They couldn't even put a better time estimate to it.

It is beautiful , though.

posted on Jul, 29 2014 @ 12:56 PM
Marking for later reading

Nice op

posted on Jul, 29 2014 @ 01:15 PM
a reply to: Vasa Croe


What I don't understand is how the Chinese government could sink a whole ancient city just to build a hydroelectric power station.

What a shame!
They ruined part of their history.

posted on Jul, 29 2014 @ 06:07 PM

British scientists scouring the bottom of the North Sea have begun piecing together a picture of life in Doggerland, what they believe was the "heart of Europe," connecting modern day Britain to continental Europe, until about 8000 years ago.

Among fossilized evidence of mammoths and large game animals, divers have found harpoons, flint tools and suspected burial sites they say belonged to residents of the submerged settlement more than 12,000 years ago.

I know it's a settlement, and not a city, but still interesting, and well it sank too.

posted on Jul, 29 2014 @ 10:12 PM
We're told that in the past 10,000 years sea levels rose some hundreds of feet due to retreating/melting glaciers. That, with 10,000 years of deposition of dirt/soil (fish feces, sediment etc) we're talking about COUNTLESS sunken civilizations on the coastlines of MOST countries 400 feet below the sea level on the continental shelves under several meters of deposited soil.

It's out there, everywhere we just ain't looking for it.
edit on 2014 by BlubberyConspiracy because: (no reason given)

posted on Jul, 29 2014 @ 10:18 PM
S&F for later viewing/reading

Love this particular subject always gets the imagination going.

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