Many ancient cities, which have gone under water thousands of years ago, these days miraculously come back to life. These include the Indian city of Mahabalipuram; stories about it have been regarded as fiction just a few years ago. According to one legend, Mahabalipuram was so beautiful that caused unprecedented envy and wrath of the gods. They decided to flood the city, so one day the whole its territory went under water. In 2004, strong tsunami happened at the Coromandel Coast; as a result of the storm, the coastal territory cleared from the centuries old dust and opened unique archaeological artifacts, ancient temples and statues.
According to researchers, the age of these buildings is about 6,000 years. They have managed to survive to these days solely by the fact that many thousands of years the ancient city of Mahabalipuram had been flooded. Importantly, the city of the same name exists on the Coromandel Coast, and now its age is about 2,500 years. According to scientists, thousands of years ago the inhabitants of the beautiful city escaped and then founded a new settlement, which borrowed the main character of its predecessor, its name.
Despite the fact that in 2004 part of the buildings at the coast was reconstructed, the study of submarine areas hasn’t stop for many years. Scientists have discovered the ruins of massive prehistoric buildings that stretch for many kilometers inland. If you believe another beautiful legend, then 6 beautiful temples should be hidden under water. It’s is likely that modern researchers have found them. Next - St. Thomas
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