Jun 14, 2024, 04:50 PM IST

7 underwater cities around the world

Shivam Verma

Dwarka is an ancient city, believed to have been submerged by rising sea levels.

Located off the coast of Laconia in southern Greece, Pavlopetri is one of the oldest known submerged cities, dating back to around 5,000 years ago.

Port Royal was a notorious pirate haven in the 17th century. In 1692, an earthquake and subsequent tsunami sank a significant portion of the city into the sea.

Also known as the Lion City, Shicheng was submerged in 1959 during the construction of the Xin'an River Dam and the creation of Qiandao Lake.

Due to volcanic activity, parts of Baiae sank into the Bay of Naples. Today, divers can explore the submerged ruins, including mosaics, statues, and bath complexes.

Villa Epecuén was a thriving tourist village until 1985 when a dam burst, flooding the area with salty lake water.

The ancient Egyptian cities, Heracleion and Canopus, were submerged by rising sea levels and earthquakes around the 8th century AD.