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There’s An Ancient City Submerged Under China’s Thousand Island Lake

China’s Qiandao Lake, known as the Thousand Island Lake, holds a secret under its waters.

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About 55 years ago the Chinese Government decided to build a hydroelectric powerstation and reservoir to support a growing regional population in neighboring Hangzhou. A man-made lake was formed, drowning out thousands of acres of farmland and two ancient cities, Shi Cheng and He Cheng, each over 1300 years old.

These cities were largely forgotten until recent diving crews rediscovered their beauty.

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(Via Mymodernmet, fubiz, amusingplanet)

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