Tsunami May Have Revealed Mythical City

February 28th, 2005 | researchmaterial

Indian divers have found more evidence of an ancient port city, apparently revealed by December’s tsunami.

Stone structures that are “clearly man-made” were seen on the seabed off the south coast, archaeologists say.

They could be part of the mythical city of Mahabalipuram, which legend says was so beautiful that the gods sent a flood that engulfed six of its seven temples.

The new finds were made close to the 7th Century beachfront Mahabalipuram temple, which some say is the structure that survived the wrath of the gods.

The myths of Mahabalipuram were first written down by British traveller J Goldingham who was told of the “Seven Pagodas” when he visited in 1798….


3 Responses to “Tsunami May Have Revealed Mythical City”

  1. Lost City
    Tsunami May Have Revealed Mythical City



  2. Did Tsunami reveal city beneath the sea?
    Via Warren Ellis and from the BBC: “Indian divers have found more evidence of an ancient port city, apparently revealed by December’s tsunami. Stone structures that are ‘clearly man-made’ were seen on the seabed off the south coast, …



  3. Atlantis
    About the only good thing to have come out of the Tsunami is the possible discovery of an ancient port city.