Monday, November 11, 2013

Amazing Ancient Cities At The Bottom Of The Ocean

As the saying goes, "Nothing lasts forever" ... I suggest you familiarize yourselfwith interesting facts about the majestic cities of the world that have been completely absorbed by the ocean and now are in deep water. Read on for the most beautiful cities of antiquity, who were on the seabed.

1. Alexandria, founded by Alexander the Great in 331, the year BC. e., Egypt 

In this city there are many magnificent buildings, including the palace of CleopatraIsland Antirodosand neighborhoods - for example, the old town RakotisThe city was razed to the ground by tidal waves and earthquakes over 1,200 years ago.

 2. Heraklion, also known as the Tonys, founded in the VIII century BC. e., Egypt
These ruins were discovered in 2000 by a team from the European Institute ofMaritime Archaeology. Before the founding of the city of Alexandria was the most important port in Egypt. He sank to the VIII century BC.
 In Heraklion there was a temple of Amun, who played an important role in theceremonies connected with the dynastic succession.
 3. Canopus on the eastern outskirts of modern Alexandria 
The first mention of the town date back to the VI-th century BC. eCanopus was famous for its shrines of Osiris and SerapisHe discovered in 1933 by PrinceTucson.
 4. Mystical stone structures in the waters near the island of Yonaguni, Japan,found a local diver in 1986 
This 5000-year old city sunk by an earthquake two thousand years ago. It foundan amazing monolithic step pyramid, or perhaps it's just the natural structure of sandstone?
The town also has the ruins of the castle, the five temples, triumphal arch and at least one large stadium. According to Masaaki Kimura, a marine geologist at the University of Ryukyus, the objects were connected by roads and water channels.
 5Saeftinge in the south-west of the Netherlands, now known as the SunkenEarth Saeftinge 
Land around the city went under water during the floods of All Saints in 1570, the year and the city disappeared under the waves in 1584, the year during the Eighty Years' War, when Dutch soldiers were forced to destroy the last pristinedams around the city.
6. Port Royal, founded in 1518, the year and destroyed by the earthquake,tsunami and fires in 1692, the year Jamaica 
At this point, many of the English and Dutch privateers XVI-century liked to spendtheir treasures, and later the city became the main base of pirates. Earthquake1692 year caused liquefaction of sand, and many of the buildings slid into the water, or simply dropped to the ground.
 8. Pavlopetri, Greece 
The city built five thousand years ago, was discovered by Nicholas Flemming in1967, but every year, archaeologists are finding new building.
 9. The Neolithic village of Atlit-Yam off the coast of Atlit, Israel 
Town, now lying on the eight - twelve meters below sea level, is based atbetween 6900-and 6300 m over the years BC. eThe city has a rectangularhouses, wells and stone semicircle with seven megaliths up to 600 kg each. Also, the city found ten gravesincluding a woman with a child, who became victims ofthe earliest known cases of tuberculosis.
 10. Lion City (Chi Chengat the bottom of the lake Qingdao, ChinaThe city was flooded in 1959, the year for the creation of an artificial lake and dam construction on the river Xian. All 290 thousand residents have been relocated to other places.
 Chi Cheng was founded during the Han Dynasty (between the 25 th and 200 th year). In the VII-VIII-th and th centuries this place was a cultural, economic and political center, but now the city lies at a depth of 27-meters.
11. Samabah, lost Mayan city on the bottom of Lake Atitlan, found RobertoSamayoa Asmus in 1996, the year, GuatemalaLake Atitlan is the most importantspiritual and wellness center in Guatemala for two thousand years. The first settlements on its banks appeared in 300, the year BC. eWith the 200-year BC.e200-Year nethere was a temple, now hidden under the water. In the sunken city found pottery and other artifacts.
 Samabah went under water about 1,700 years ago, when the water level in the lake rose suddenly by 20 meters. Archaeologists think that the reason for thiscould be a volcanic eruption on the lake bottom, blocked the natural outflows ofwater.

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