Μαγικές εικόνες: Η "Χαμένη Ατλαντίδα" της Κίνας

Μαγικές εικόνες: Η "Χαμένη Ατλαντίδα" της Κίνας
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Η "πόλη των Λεόντων" στην Κίνα αποτελεί την Ασιατική έκδοση της χαμένης Ατλαντίδας. Πώς χάθηκε σε βάθος 40 μέτρων μέσα σε λίμνη πριν από 55 χρόνια (Vid+Pics)

Ένας λαβύρινθος με λευκούς ναούς, μνημειώδεις αψίδες, πλακόστρωτους δρόμους και σπίτια που αναπαύονται σε βάθος που φτάνει τα 40 μέτρα, βρίσκεται σε τεχνητή λίμνη στην Κίνα.

Η "Lion City" (Πόλη των Λεόντων), ή αλλιώς Shi Cheng, αποτέλεσε εμπορικό και πολιτικό κέντρο της ανατολικής επαρχείας Zhejiang της Κίνας.

Όμως το 1959, η κινεζική κυβέρνηση αποφάσισε την δημιουργία ενός νέου υδροηλεκτρικού σταθμού και τη δημιουργία μιας τεχνητής λίμνης στην περιοχή.

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Με την ανέγερση του νέου φράγματος, η ιστορική μητρόπολη σιγά σιγά καλύφθηκε από το νερό και χάθηκε στον πάτο της σημερινής λίμνης Quiandao σε βάθος που σε ορισμένα σημεία αγγίζει τα 40 μέτρα.

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Πρόσφατα, μια ομάδα ερευνητών εστάλη στην λίμνη για να εξερευνήσει την σύγχρονη αυτή "Ατλαντίδα", καταγράφοντας καταπληκτικές εικόνες.


A Chinese city, forgotten after it was flooded when the government built a dam that turned the valley it was in into a lake, has resurfaced as an underwater adventure park for tourists.

The ancient city of Shi Cheng was also known as the Lion City because it was located in the province of Zhejiang, where it was surrounded by the five Lion Mountains.

Founded over 1,300 years ago, it vanished from view 53 years ago when the Chinese government decided they needed a new hydroelectric power station. A dam was built to create a man-made lake, and as the water rose, the city was left at the bottom of this new found body of water.

Depending on where on the lake bottom it is, the city is between 85 and 131 feet underwater.

And there it remained forgotten until Qiu Feng, a local official in charge of tourism, introduced the idea of using Shi Cheng as a destination for diving clubs.

For the first try it was a voyage of discovery, and Qui said:
A Chinese city, forgotten after it was flooded when the government built a dam that turned the valley it was in into a lake, has resurfaced as an underwater adventure park for tourists. The ancient city of Shi Cheng was also known as the Lion City because it was located in the province of Zhejiang, where it was surrounded by the five Lion Mountains. Founded over 1,300 years ago, it vanished from view 53 years ago when the Chinese government decided they needed a new hydroelectric power station. A dam was built to create a man-made lake, and as the water rose, the city was left at the bottom of this new found body of water. Depending on where on the lake bottom it is, the city is between 85 and 131 feet underwater. And there it remained forgotten until Qiu Feng, a local official in charge of tourism, introduced the idea of using Shi Cheng as a destination for diving clubs. For the first try it was a voyage of discovery, and Qui said: "We were lucky. As soon as we dived into the lake, we found the outside wall of the town and even picked up a brick to prove it." It was later discovered that the entire town was intact, including wooden beams and stairs. Now the city had attracted interest from archaeologists and a film crew has been on site to record the preservation of the lost ruins. EUROPICS/ CEN
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Η πόλη, που βρίσκεται για σχεδόν 55 χρόνια μέσα στο νερό, έχει διατηρηθεί σε πολύ καλή κατάσταση προστατευμένη από τους ανέμους, τις βροχές και τον ήλιο και σχεδόν κάθε κατασκευή παραμένει εντελώς άθικτη περιλαμβάνοντας ξύλινα δοκάρια και σκάλες.

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Οι τοπικές αρχές θέλουν να μετατρέψουν την πόλη σε πόλο έλξης για τουρίστες διοργανώνοντας υποβρύχιες επισκέψεις.


A Chinese city, forgotten after it was flooded when the government built a dam that turned the valley it was in into a lake, has resurfaced as an underwater adventure park for tourists.

The ancient city of Shi Cheng was also known as the Lion City because it was located in the province of Zhejiang, where it was surrounded by the five Lion Mountains.

Founded over 1,300 years ago, it vanished from view 53 years ago when the Chinese government decided they needed a new hydroelectric power station. A dam was built to create a man-made lake, and as the water rose, the city was left at the bottom of this new found body of water.

Depending on where on the lake bottom it is, the city is between 85 and 131 feet underwater.

And there it remained forgotten until Qiu Feng, a local official in charge of tourism, introduced the idea of using Shi Cheng as a destination for diving clubs.

For the first try it was a voyage of discovery, and Qui said:
A Chinese city, forgotten after it was flooded when the government built a dam that turned the valley it was in into a lake, has resurfaced as an underwater adventure park for tourists. The ancient city of Shi Cheng was also known as the Lion City because it was located in the province of Zhejiang, where it was surrounded by the five Lion Mountains. Founded over 1,300 years ago, it vanished from view 53 years ago when the Chinese government decided they needed a new hydroelectric power station. A dam was built to create a man-made lake, and as the water rose, the city was left at the bottom of this new found body of water. Depending on where on the lake bottom it is, the city is between 85 and 131 feet underwater. And there it remained forgotten until Qiu Feng, a local official in charge of tourism, introduced the idea of using Shi Cheng as a destination for diving clubs. For the first try it was a voyage of discovery, and Qui said: "We were lucky. As soon as we dived into the lake, we found the outside wall of the town and even picked up a brick to prove it." It was later discovered that the entire town was intact, including wooden beams and stairs. Now the city had attracted interest from archaeologists and a film crew has been on site to record the preservation of the lost ruins. EUROPICS/ CEN

Σκίτσο της "Shi Cheng" όπως υπολογίζεται πως ήταν πριν από μερικούς αιώνες

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