There is A 1300 Years Old Ancient City Under a Lake In China Where Time Travel is Believed Possible
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Lion City is still intact even after it had sunk under Lake Qiandao. Chinese National Geographic Magazine published its pictures in February 2013. It's a 1339 years old city in Zhejiang Province, East China ---- it was made to plunge into Lake Qiandao in order to build Xin’an River Hydropower Station.
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The city was dubbed ‘time capsule’ by international archeologists. Because the city has been safeguarded against rain, wind and sun --- it has remained unblemished. It has turned into a virtual time vessel. Most of the city ---- the shicheng city walls, stairs, ancient houses, wooden beams and memorial arches are still unscathed.
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The city got its name from Wu Shi Mountain (Five Lion Mountain) ---- in the ancient times it was a hub of economics, politics and culture of the Sui’an County. Sui’an county history reports ---- that in total 265 arches sank under the Qiandao lake. A few of these have the intricate Jie Xiao Memorial Arch carvings still preserved.
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On the refurbished map five gates are shown ---- and a city gate tower is erected at each gate. Each corner of the Lion city is linked by six streets. Stone roads ---- the city's hallmark --- have pebbles and flagstones flooring.
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The city has sunk 26-40 meters (85 -131 feet) below Qiandao Lake ----- the valley had to be intentionally drowned in order to build a dam. Shicheng city has a size equivalent to 62 football fields.
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Our World reports: ''It was planned to make the underwater city a hub of tourists. A custom submarine was built --- it had a height of 3.8 meters and a length of 23 meters ---- and space for 48 passengers. Six million dollars were spent on constructing the submarine ---- but the plan didn't take off.''
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Wikipedia posted ''Weekend trips to the city are being run by the Big Blue dive operator ---- to unveil the sections of the lost city piece-by-piece.''