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Mysterious Underwater Cities

Sunday, Jul 3, 2022, 6:59 pm

1.Llys Helig

Llys Helig is another righteous rock formation, basking off the coast of northern wales. It's another mysterious one dating back to the 6th century. The sea had its way with this grand place making it know as the "Drowned Kingdom." So it doesn't matter how cool a name you have in the eyes of Mother Nature.

2.Mulifanua Bay

Mulifanua is a tiny village located on the northern most tip of Upolu. In the 1970's the ocean floor was found to contain thousands of pieces of pottery, which when invistagated was found to be remnants of Lapita Village dating back to 800 B.C. It was considered to be one of the largest villages in the area.


Rungholt was a mystical ancient city in Nordfriesland, in the Danish duchy of Schleswig. The wealth of the city was notorious, but even all the riches were no match for nature. A harsh storm caused it to be engulfed by waves. The North Sea ripped through the land like a knife through butter in that year of 1362.

4.Yonaguni Monument

When it comes to underwater rock formations the Yonoguni monument puts others to shame. Though some debate if the structure is completely natural, or human made, or merely modified, it still captures the imaginations of many. Because the Japanese don't know for sure, they refer to it as "ruins of submarines."


Saeftinghe, a town nestled in the southwest Netherlands near Nieuw- Namen, only existed until the time of 1584, What is now swampland known as the Drowned Land of Saeftinghe, it serves as a nature reserve center. Where the river Scheldt and the salty waters of the North Sea cross paths, is a place that can engulf huge stretches of land in no time.


Pavlopetri is one of the oldest submerged town sites in the world. At 5,000 years old, it is located off the coast of southern Laconia in Greece. Nicholas Flemming discovered it in 1967 and it was mapped in 1968. The ruins have been dated back to 1600 - 1100 BC, the Mycenaean period. Photo Coutresy of


Phanagoria, located in the Taman peninsula, was the largest Ancient Greek city. Stretching over two plateaus on the Asian shore of the Cimmerian Bosporus, it was a heavy traffic town. Renowned, by many for its trade, it is now located to the west if the Sannoy in Kranodar, Krai, Russia.


8.Gulf of Cambay

Scientists have discovered off the coast of India, sunken at great depths, ancient ruins of a lost city. Carbon artifacts have dated it to about 9,500 years ago. Should all evidence check out, this will be the oldest city, one that predates known human cities by 2000 years. This discovery will have to make historians rethink know human history.


An inspiration of so many great fictional works, the land of Peloponnese, its war, and the city of Pheia are captivating. After being turned into a shipping headquarters by the over taking Athenians, Pheia was horrifically sunk by an earthquake. It wasn't until 1911 the fantastic, ancient civilization was discovered.


10.Cuban Underwater City

The Cuban underwater city is a mystical place where many believe there to be a sunken granite structure, parked just off the coast of Guanahacabibes peninsula in the Pinar del Rio Province of Cuba. Images taken in 2001 reveal geometric stone structures, at depths of 2,460 feet, and covering 2,000 feet.


The ancient sunken city of Olous, is located in the present day area of Elounda, Crete, Geece. Discoveries made by archeologists have shown that the Elounda area has been inhabited since the ancient times of Minoa. Olous, which was a city state, was written about in the epics of Homer.


12.Bimini Road

The Bimini road, also referred to as the Bimini wall, is a rock formation under water. It is located in the Bahamas, near north Bimini island. The road is made up of half a mile long rectangular And sub rectangular blocks of limestone. Experts date the road at about 3,500 years old.


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