5 Mysterious Lost Cities Found Underwater Around The Globe

Heracleion, Egypt. The Lost City of Cleopatra.

Submerged for at least 1600 years, the lost city of Cleopatra has been found off the shores of Alexandria in Egypt. It was thought that the city was lost to rising seas as a consequence of an earthquake and resulting tidal waves. Pristine statues, and temples have been discovered at the site so far, many of which are in excellent condition.

Port Royal, Jamaica’s lost city

An earthquake and the resulting tsunami ended the Jamaican city, submerging it under the sea. The ruins are still accessible today, with travelers able to dive in and explore the lost city.

Shicheng, China

A maze of white temples, memorial arches, paved roads, and houses… hidden 130 feet underwater.

Yonaguni Jima, The Japanese Atlantis.

These pyramids which are under the water are full of mystery. Experts wonder if these pyramids are man-made or a natural phenomenon. If you believe the former, then these structures were built during the last ice age, around 10,000 BC. To make things strange, these pyramids look like those found in Mexico and Central America.

Ancient Greece: the sunken city of Pavlopetri.

Dating back 5000 years it is now more than four meters underwater and is the first lost city to be found around Greece.