A Ancient Chinese underwater city : ShiCheng city found
Chinese city ShiCheng was Situated underwater. ShiCheng city is Located between 85 and 131 feet underwater. ShiCheng is also known as Lion City, found over 1339 years ago situated in east China’s Zhejiang Province, has been submerged under Qiandao Lake since 1959 for the construction of the Xin’an River Hydropower Station.
Chinese National Geographic magazine published pictures of Shicheng City February 2013.City age is nearly 1339 and located in Zhejiang Province, East China. In 1959, the city was submerged under Lake Qiandao so that the Xin’an River Hydropower Station could be constructed.
Archaeologist tried to restore map of city and they came up with five gates in all directions. The city location is now about 26-40 meters (85 -131 feet) beneath Qiandao Lake. Shicheng city is approximately 62 football fields in size.
ShiCheng city is same condition as it was before. City did not affected by Sun or water and other types of chemical. City is remains in stable condition. City was known as Center of politics, economics and culture of Sui’an County in that area
Map’s of ShiCheng city is recreated. In the map, City has Five gates in all Directions. You can find gates on each tower, there are total Five Towers. Six Roads are used to connect the city from all directions. Road are made up from stone,tidily paved by flagstone and pebbles.
International Archaeologist named this city as “time capsule”. this city is maintain perfect condition since when this gone into underwater. It has been able to maintain its stable condition since it’s shielded from erosion by rain, wind and sun. All the walls, street stairs, and other things are persevered from erosion by rain, wind and sun. since underwater city are best for Archaeologist for their work.
Before going into underwater city was the center of economics, politics and culture of the Sui’an County. Sui’an county history writes that there was a total of 265 arches submerged under the Qiandao lake. Some of them are still present into city.