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.
Sank: 16th century (People abandoned it before due to malaria outbreak.)
Cause: water level rose due to volcanic vents
Read more: www.atlasobscura.com...
Location: Abu Qir Bay, near Alexandria
Sank: around 1500 years ago
Cause: engulfed by sea, why it sank is unknown
3. Shi Cheng, Lion City
Sank: 1959 (55 years ago!)
Cause: Chinese government decided a new hydroelectric power station was required - so built a man-made lake.
Sank: around 1000 BC
Cause: speculative--1 of 3 big earthquakes could have caused it, consumed by sea
Read more: www.messagetoeagle.com...-OSy58
6. Mysterious Underwater Ruins of Japan
Sank: unknown,it's estimated to be 10000 years old
Read more: www.ancient-origins.net...#!bpRD2H
7. Port Royal,also called The Wickedest City on Earth--no wonder it sank with a name like that, eh?
Sank: June 7, 1692
Cause: earthquake,then a fire followed by a tsunami -- wow they had bad luck x3!
Read more: arcanearchives.com...
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
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?)
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
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.
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.
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.
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