What Is Left After a Lost City?

Gösta Lindwall, April 18, 2021

What is left after a lost city? — This question is often aired in discussions and films about ancient civilisations lost in the far past.

As an example, it is common to depict a hypothetical skyscraper where the viewers can follow it's downfall and decay until there is nothing left but the stony foundations. In our book Tale of a Sunken City we follow in the same manner a hypothetical coastal town through tsunamis and floods until it's covered by hundreds of feet of water.

The illustration below depicts a building before and after a cataclysm, up until it rests submerged on the seafloor.

Illustration of what happens to an ancient sunken city

This illustration shows an ideal situation where the aged construction ends up on a hard bottom not covered by sand and silk. The inspiration comes from underwater pictures showing remains of old buildings.

This article has also been published on Facebook in the group Forbidden Archaeology and other Mysteries.

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