(ORDO NEWS) — In Chang’an County (China), after the construction of a hydroelectric power station on the Xin’an River, Lake Qiandao arose. Due to the flood 600 years ago, the valley was under water. The ancient city of Shicheng was flooded.
Archaeologists have noted that the city was erected between 25-200 AD. Then the settlement was named “Chinese Atlantis”. The necropolis was lost forever, but its ruins are still at the bottom of the reservoir.
According to experts, “Chinese Atlantis” is a relic of a bygone era, it was the city of Leo. Various structures are hidden at a depth of 26-40 meters. Archaeologists managed to find them.
According to the findings, in the distant past, the city was huge and had 5 gates for entry, although usually four were enough. The entire settlement was made in the form of a labyrinth with 265 arches, wide streets and many stairs. Despite its great age, the ruins of the city have been perfectly preserved. The dragons, phoenixes and lions are intact, laid out of stone.
Experts have found inscriptions dating back to 1777 and 16th century walls. Some part of the city did not even have time to be reflected on the map, so scientists hope for even more discoveries in the future.
Lake Qiandao is so large that it includes 1,078 islands. Those that are on hearing are Bird Island, Snake Island and Monkey Island. Most of the territory is forests (approximately 90%).
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