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Part of 8th wonder of the world found:New Zealand's Submerged 'Pink Terraces'

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posted on Feb, 4 2011 @ 04:58 PM

They were called the Eighth Wonder of the World. Until the late 19th century, New Zealand's Pink and White Terraces along Lake Rotomahana on the North Island, attracted tourists from around the world, interested in seeing the beautiful natural formations created by a large geothermal system. But the eruption of Mt. Tarawera on June 10, 1886, buried the terraces in sediment and caused the lake basin to enlarge, engulfing the land where the terraces stood. For more than a century, people have speculated whether any part of the Pink and White Terraces survived the eruption.


Painting of the Pink Terraces prior to 1886. (Credit: Image of painting courtesy Alexander Turnbull Library)

I had never even heard of this area of New Zealand.
It is a shame that it was submerged and the original beauty is gone.with only mere memories of our forgotten past.
It is nice that they were able to finally re-discover it underneath the water.
edit on 4-2-2011 by PerfectPerception because: (no reason given)

posted on Feb, 4 2011 @ 05:05 PM
Already done...
See other thread here...

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