There are some ancient cities that are no longer in existence. Guess you will be asking where they went right? Well, these cities can now be found under the sea.
They ended up in the sea due to various reasons and we will be taking a look at these cities in this article.
1. Dwarka – India
The underwater ancient city off the coast of Bet Dwarka has been proposed to be developed as a scuba diving site. It is located about 70 feet under the sea near the inhabited island of Bet Dwarka. It is a true archaeological treasure worth exploring and it is speculated to have been built a very long time ago.
2. Ocean Spiral, A Deep Sea Future City Concept – Japan
This is actually a proposed site. The Japanese firm responsible for it has made plans available and this underwater city will be powered by the seabed. This is a floating sphere with a diameter of 500 metres, located just beneath the surface of the sea, and it will house business and residential facilities and hotels.
3. Atlit-Yam – Israel
Atlit Yam is an ancient submerged Neolithic village off the coast of Atlit, Israel. It has been carbon-dated as to be between 8,900 and 8,300 years old. Among the features of the 10-acre site is a stone circle.
4. Antirhodos – Alexandria, Egypt
Antirhodos was an island in the eastern harbour of Alexandria, Egypt, on which a Ptolemaic Egyptian palace was sited. It is believed to have sunk due to earthquakes around the 4th century, and it was rediscovered in 1996 near the Alexandria harbour.
5. Yonaguni Monument – Japan
The Yonaguni Monument, also known as Yonaguni Submarine Ruins, is a submerged rock formation off the coast of Yonaguni, the southernmost of the Ryukyu Islands, in Japan. It lies approximately a hundred kilometres east of Taiwan.