A City That’s Built At The Bottom Of A Lake
This is an ancient city Seuthopolis, in Bulgaria, which was discovered in 1948.
Seuthopolis was an ancient city founded by the Thracian king Seuthes III, and the capital of the Odrysian kingdom since 320 BC. It was a small city, built on the site of an earlier settlement, and its ruins are located at the bottom of the Koprinka Resevoir near Kazanlak, Plovdiv Province, in central Bulgaria.
The ruins of the city were discovered and excavated in 1948 by Bulgarian archaeologists during the construction of the Georgi Dimitrov (later renamed Koprinka) Reservoir. However, it was decided to continue with the construction and flood the dam, leaving Seuthopolis at its bottom.
Six years later, a dam was destroyed and it was covered in water, ending up at the bottom of a huge lake.
And now they want to unearth and reconstruct the city. To make it a tourist destination and an important landmark.
How will they manage to unearth this sunken city?
They will build a huge circular shape-like dike that will surround the city. This dike is 1,377 feet in diameter and 65 feet high. Making an impression of a sunken city in the middle of the lake.
Tourists would be transported to the city by boats. And this marvel will feature hanging gardens, glass lifts, restaurants, cafes, shops.
The round wall, 420 metres in diameter, would enable visitors to see the city from 20 metres above.
And It would be illuminated at night. Nice!
This will be an exciting new destination. I hope it doesn’t cost a fortune.