Scientists discovered The Bay of Cambay in 2002, 120 ft underwater in the Gulf of Cambay off the coast of India. Measuring 5 miles long x 2 miles wide, carbon dating estimates the site to be 9,500 years old. Amazingly, architectural and human remains are still intact. The discovery predates all other finds in the area by 5,000 years, suggesting a much longer history of the civilization than was first assumed. It's thought the area was submerged when the ice caps melted in the last Ice Age.
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The Cambay Ruins, found off the coast of India in the bay of Cambay is one of many ancient sunken cities we currently know about. The vast city lies 120 feet below the ocean’s surface, it is 5 miles long and 3 miles wide, it predates the oldest known civilizations by around 5,000 years.
Sunken Cities Of The Ancient World Cleopatra's Palace
The Amazing Sunken Cities Of The Ancient World - Amazing Sunken Cities of the Ancient World: Lost for 1,600 years, the royal quarters of Cleopatra were discovered off the shores of Alexandria by marine archaeologists in 1998, believed to have been submerged by earthquakes and tidal waves, yet astonishingly, several artifacts remained largely intact.
Pavlopetri, Greece. The ruins of the ancient Mycenaean town of Pavlopetri date back to the Neolithic period (2,800 BC), and unveil a cultural hub of ancient Greece. The submerged city was discovered three to four metres off the coast of southern Laconia, and has many intact buildings, courtyards, streets, chamber tombs and graves. Pavlopetri was believed to be a thriving harbour town and sheds light on many mysteries of the Mycenaean civilization.
Alexandria, Egypt: Off the shores of Alexandria, the city of Alexander the Great, lie what are believed to be the ruins of the royal quarters of Cleopatra. It is believed that earthquakes over 1,500 years ago were responsible for casting this into the sea, along with artifacts, statues and other parts of Cleopatra’s palace. The city of Alexandria even plans to offer underwater tours of this wonder
Lost for 1,600 years, the royal quarters of Cleopatra were discovered off the shores of Alexandria. A team of marine archaeologists, led by Frenchman, Franck Goddio, began excavating the ancient city in 1998. Historians believe the site was submerged by earthquakes and tidal waves, yet, astonishingly, several artifacts remained largely intact. Amongst the discoveries were the foundations of the palace, shipwrecks, red granite columns, and statues of the goddess Isis and a sphinx.