Tsunami May Have Revealed Mythical City

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….

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  1. 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, …

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