Underwater Ancient Cities and Ruins (12 pics)




Mysterious and strange, these ancient cities and buildings survived during sometimes more than 1000 years, protected by water. Deeply hidden in the abyss because of natural phenomena, they have been fundamental discovers for archeologists and they confirmed a lot of myths and legends. In our selection, we mentioned Cleopatra palace in Alexandria, discovered in 1998. It is one of the most important finding about ancient Egyptian civilization, containing a lot of daily life objects and impressive and unique sculptures. We also chosen the mysterious pyramids of Yonaguni-Jima in Japan, the beautiful city of Qiandao, China, and the amazing archeological parc of Baiae in Italy. This city literally collapsed underwater because of a volcanic earthquake. Pictures here are mysterious and poetic, offering a view on a completely unknown world, ignored by tourists and visitors. More underwater photography here .

Ruins of Cleopatra’s Palace, Alexandria, Egypt / Photographer : Franck Goddio / Hilti Foundation / C

Ruins of Cleopatra’s Palace, Alexandria, Egypt / Photographer : Franck Goddio / Hilti Foundation / Christoph Gerigk

Ruins of Cleopatra’s Palace, Alexandria, Egypt / Photographer : Franck Goddio / Hilti Foundation / C

Ruins of Cleopatra’s Palace, Alexandria, Egypt / Photographer : Franck Goddio / Hilti Foundation / Christoph Gerigk

Yonaguni-Jima Ruins & Pyramid, Japan

Yonaguni-Jima Ruins & Pyramid, Japan

Yonaguni-Jima Ruins & Pyramid, Japan / Photographer : Masahiro Kaji

Yonaguni-Jima Ruins & Pyramid, Japan / Photographer : Masahiro Kaji

Yonaguni-Jima Ruins & Pyramid, Japan / Photographer : Masahiro Kaji

Yonaguni-Jima Ruins & Pyramid, Japan / Photographer : Masahiro Kaji

Underwater Lion City of Qiandao Lake: China’s Atlantis / Photographer : Chinese National Geography

Underwater Lion City of Qiandao Lake: China’s Atlantis / Photographer : Chinese National Geography

Underwater Lion City of Qiandao Lake: China’s Atlantis / Photographer : Chinese National Geography

Underwater Lion City of Qiandao Lake: China’s Atlantis / Photographer : Chinese National Geography

Underwater Lion City of Qiandao Lake: China’s Atlantis / Photographer : Jason de Caires Taylor

Underwater Lion City of Qiandao Lake: China’s Atlantis / Photographer : Jason de Caires Taylor

Underwater Lion City of Qiandao Lake: China’s Atlantis / Photographer : Chinese National Geography

Underwater Lion City of Qiandao Lake: China’s Atlantis / Photographer : Chinese National Geography

Underwater Archaeology Park of Baia, Pozzuoli, Italy

Underwater Archaeology Park of Baia, Pozzuoli, Italy

Underwater Archaeology Park of Baia, Pozzuoli, Italy / Photographer : Roberto Serani

Underwater Archaeology Park of Baia, Pozzuoli, Italy / Photographer : Roberto Serani

Underwater Archaeology Park of Baia, Pozzuoli, Italy / Photographer : Stefano Mei

Underwater Archaeology Park of Baia, Pozzuoli, Italy / Photographer : Stefano Mei




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