The underwater world has remained a mystery for us all for many years. The darkest depths of oceans and seas were unexplored until the invention of technologized tools and transportation means that made safe human access possible to the underwater areas. People use different accessories like body camera or others to record their experiences and let others see the undiscovered world. The landscapes change over time due to various natural phenomena. There have been many instances when floods drowned the entire cities, simply put, the underwater world has many secrets hidden in it. Here are the ten most amazing underwater discoveries that have grabbed our attention and interest instantly:
A discovery that is known to be a short miracle. There remains of 3000 years old Urartu civilization were found in Lake Van, which is located in the eastern part of Turkey. The mighty stone walls that are 13 feet high have remained intact over the years due to high saline soda levels in the lake’s water.
The underwater shipwrecks and crashed planes have become a significant tourist attraction in the South Pacific Ocean. Aircraft that were found in the depth of pacific oceans were not necessarily crashed ones. Instead, they were dumped off from cargo ships after World War 2 as it was costly to transport them back to the US. These ruins are fascinating for those who love digging down history.
Mysterious Underwater Graveyard:
When Sweden archeologists were looking at a site for a new project, a shocking discovery was made. They found several human skulls displayed on stakes. It was believed to be a burial site of some 8000 years old ancient civilization. These burial grounds weren’t actually underwater earlier; instead, it happened over time. The low level of oxygen and high alkaline content has slowed the decay process.
Lake Eri’s Shipwreck:
Lake Eri has one of the oldest shipwrecks that date back to the 1820s. This ship was built in Cleveland and was used for cargo for around eight years until it mysteriously disappeared in 1829. Experts believe that the ship fell prey to a heavy storm.
River Nene Peterborough:
Magnet fishers throughout the world have made some fantastic underwater discoveries by retrieving long lost valuable items. Likewise, Nigel Langford hit the jackpot by discovering around 20 old guns, numerous guns, sawed-off shotguns, and unexploded grenades from the river Nene Peterborough.
Structures of Zakynthos:
Greek archeologists announced this great discovery back on June 2-13, where they found a fantastic underwater ancient city in Zakynthos. There were huge buildings, pavements, bases of pillars, and other antiques that symbolized the existence of life some centuries back. It was majorly assumed to be an ancient city’s port settlements drowned with the time or due to a natural disaster.
Ancient Chinese City:
Lion City, also known as Shi Cheng, is located at the foot of Wu Shi Mountain and is situated beneath Qiandao Lake in China. The sunken city was built during the Eastern Han Dynasty and was the center of politics and economics in the Eastern province of Zhejiang. However, in 1959, the Chinese government decided to build a power station, making a human-made lake and submerging the entire city 40 meters below water. Yet, the whole structure has still tall during these years and has become a significant tourist attraction in the region.
The ancient Egyptian city of Heracleion:
Numerous underwater cities were found in different parts of the world. Likewise, Heracleion is one such ancient Egyptian city that plunged into the Mediterranean Sea some 1200 years ago. It was one of the most important trade centers in the region. Until its discovery, the city only existed in legends.
Mysterious Underwater Ruins in Japan:
Found on the southern coast of Yonaguni, Japan, these ruins have been the center of the debate. Some believe that they were human-made carvings, while others argued that they resulted from a natural phenomenon. The site has vast stoned stairways, paved streets, plazas, and everything fits perfectly with each other.
Underwater Tunnel Network:
Found on the Eastern coast of Mexico, it is believed to be the world's largest flooded tunnel. It is 215 miles long and is a most visited place by the divers. It is a series of cave system that are interconnected and form a magnetic structure.
The world is full of wonders, and we will keep coming across such amazing discoveries in the future!