Underwater Cities Lost In Time


As Graham Hancock discusses in his book Fingerprints of the Gods: The Evidence of Earth’s Lost Civilization, at the Last Glacial Maximum (20,000 years ago), sea level was 200 meters lower than it is today. What does that tell us about what we do not know?

There have been myths of underwater cities circulating around the world for centuries, a lot in which were in The Bible, The Qu’ran, Bagvadhgita and many other scriptures. The thing is that most true Christians believe that the Earth and universe is only 6000 years old.

It is now said that humans have been on the planet for hundreds of thousands of years and that is just the tip of the iceberg.  It appears that humans or some type of intelligent species was here before the dawn of today’s known man.

Here are a few Cities underwater for you to observe and calculate your own opinion.


The lost city known as Heracleion to the ancient Greeks and Thonis to ancient Egyptians was thought to be a fairy tail or dream until now.  A team from the European Institute for Underwater Archeology (IEASM) discovered many ruins, among them a monolithic chapel, a giant red granite statue of the god Hapi.

They have discovered the mystical city submerged in the Mediterranean Sea in the year of 2000.  The remains of the city was found four miles off the coast of Egypt and 30 feet below the Aboukir bay.  Amoung the ruins there found also was the largest known concentration of ancient ships.  The main archaeologist Dr. Frank Goddio Suggests that it is in fact “this is lost city that we all have been searching for.


If you were going to search for a large amount of hammerhead sharks and you were in japan, you would likely head to Okinawa. Among the beautiful sharks and breathtaking views there was more to be discovered in the year of 1995.  Kihachirou Aratake made a discovery that would send a chill down the spine of the “to date archaeological world”.  Aratakefound some gigantic and unique objects about 60 feet deep near the island of Yonaguni.  At further observation the scientist found that some of the structures were indeed smooth cut rock with articulate angles.  You would probably guess that this was not regular water corrosion.  If you would guess that one would say you would more than likely be right.


The ruins point to 7 other areas with even more eye opening evidence.   Natural according corrosion should be thrown out the window, as there are semi-circular structures that look like park benches along with large rocks that show facial features, and hair.  If are not convinced by this point you can then look at the round holes carved into rock that suggest that wooden poles were once placed to hold up other structures.  This is all found about 60 to 100 fee below the  surface and it is suggested that the last time these particular areas were vacant of water was about 8 to 12 thousand years ago.  Evidently the sea was engulfed with ice caps.  This was the last ice age.

Qiandao Lake, China


In more recent times Qiandao Lake has swallowed a city whole after the completion of the Xin’an River Hydroelectric station in 1959.  The valley was flooded in 1959 to create the lake for the Xin’an River Dam project Leaving the remains of beautiful Chinese sculptures and structures.


Shi Cheng Known as the Lion City was in the mighty lakes way.  The city once was found at the foot of the Wu Shi Mountain called Five Lion Mountain.  The city of Shi Cheng was crafted by the Eastern Han Dynasty (AD 25 – 200) and now is a watery grave found around 112 feet below the waters surface.  Big Blue, a dive operator based in Shanghai, runs year-round weekend trips twice a month to Qiandao Lake and has begun exploration of this submerged city.  The findings are spectacular.




Cody Klewin
Cody Klewin
Cody Klewin is the owner of Article Cats, as well as one of its contributing authors. Cody spends his time concocting insane ideas for weird articles and hiding under a desk when the hate-mail flies in. He enjoys Legos, the Tourettes Guy, and also enjoys dressing up like Skeletor while stalking people on golf courses or ice-skating rinks.