The Lost City of Shi Chen was found under water in China
Kiendeo Lake (Chinese: 千島湖, in the translation of Thousand Islands Lake) - it is an artificial lake, which is in Chun'en County, Zhejiang in China. It was created after the construction of hydropower plants on the river Ksin'en in 1959. 1078 large islands and thousands of smaller dot the lake, which covers an area of 573 km ² and has a capacity of 17, 8 km ³.
Islands in the lake covers approximately 86 km². The first underwater research flush the city took place in 2001, when it was discovered in the ruins of the stored about 265 arches. Lion City the size of 62 football fields.
International archaeologists said that the Lion City was underwater "time capsule." Wikipedia states: "At the foot of the mountain Wu Shi (five mountain lions) is an ancient city, known as Shi Chen (Lion City), built in the period of Dong Han (25 - 200), was first established as the 208th District and was named" Lion city "because of the Five Mountain Lions, who sit behind the city. City remains inaccessible from the surface and at a depth of 26-40 m. "
IBM operator, located in Shanghai, organizes trips throughout the year in the city on weekends twice a month and deals with the disclosure of the lost city.
According to the National Geography, since the depth of the lake Kiendeo increased, and the lake is almost nothing can be seen, the city is located about 28 meters under water. With the help of diving lamps in the supply of the city, located at a depth of 26-40 meters (85-131 feet), it is possible that either consider only at a distance of two meters. During the dive it became clear that even the wooden beams and stairs have remained intact.
In the Lion City was five city gates, each with a tower. Before he was buried under the water, there were six major streets of stone that were used to connect every corner of the city.
The whimsical carvings engraved on buildings, were found when the Chinese National Geography has published photos taken by archaeologists / divers reopens underwater "lost" city.
It was the ancient city in 2008.
The cavity under the Thousand Island Lake is the political and economic center of the region.
According to Our World, "Underwater city, it was decided to open to tourists. Special submarine height of 3, 8 meters long and 23 meters for up to 48 passengers worth more than six million dollars was built to bring tourists to the underwater kingdom. " As proof-of-concept Archimedes bridge, under water it was the beginning of the construction of a floating tunnel, but it was not completed because of the likelihood of "damage to underwater structures." This photo was taken in January 2011, the submarine crew, together with the archaeologists, who have fallen into the water for research Kiendeo lake and the ancient city of Lion.
has a chain of artificial 1,078 large islands and thousands of smaller ones in the lake Kiendeo.
More than half a century ago was flooded Chinese Lion City, also known as Shi Cheng. Recently, Chi Cheng studied by archaeologists, who called the "Lion City" as "Rediscovering China's Atlantis."
This photo Thousand Island Lake from the air itself is interesting, but much more interesting is what is at the bottom in the Lost City of the Lion.
The valley was flooded in 1959 to create a lake for the dam project on the river Ksin'en. It - Sinantszyan Hydroelectric.
Before Chi Cheng has been flooded, 290,000 people had to be relocated out of the city, where their ancestors had lived for more than 1300 years.