Chinese Atlantis underwater Lion City Shi Cheng
Chinese Atlantis underwater Lion City Shi Cheng.
More than half a century ago, Chinese Lion City, also known as Shi Cheng was flooded. archaeologists, who have recently investigated Shi Cheng, called the rediscovered China’s Atlantis – Lion City. The mysterious ancient city Shi Cheng or “Lion City” was built in AD 208. And, in 1959, during the construction of hydroelectric power plant of Xin’an River Dam project, was flooded. The city at the foot of Wu Shi Mountain (“Five Lion” Mountain) went under the water, and around there appeared the most beautiful man-made lakes with 1078 islands. At present the submerged city Shi Cheng remains undisturbed at a depth of 26-40m.
The first underwater research of the city was held in 2001, when it was discovered in the ruins saved among 265 arches. International archaeologists said that the Lion City was underwater time capsule. According to the National Geography, because the depth of the Qiandao Lake increased, the city is almost unseen, located about 28 meters under water. With diving lamps you can see anything at a distance of only two meters. During dives revealed that even wooden beams and stairs remained intact.
Lion City had five city gates, each with a tower. Before it was buried under water, there were six major stone streets that used to connect every corner of the city. Fanciful carvings engraved on the buildings were found when Chinese National Geography published photos taken by archaeologists / divers underwater rediscovering the “lost” city.
According to Our World, the Underwater city was decided to open for tourists. Special submarine height of 3.8 meters and a length of 23 meters for up to 48 passengers costing more than six million dollars was built to bring tourists to the underwater kingdom. As a proof of concept of Archimedes, the bridge under water was the beginning of the construction of a floating tunnel, but it was not completed because of the damage of underwater structures.