India’s Undersea City
|Title: Indian Archaeologists Divers Discover
Ancient Port City in South IndiaSource: Science AFP / ABC News Online
Date: Sunday, Feb. 27, 2005
Indian archaeologists have found what they believe are undersea “stone structures”
that could be the remains of an ancient port city off India’s southern coast.
The archaeologists learned of the structures after locals reported spotting a temple and several
sculptures when the sea pulled back briefly just before deadly tsunamis smashed into the coastline
on December 26.
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1. What makes this discovery most interesting to you?
2. How should the Archeological Society of India approach this project to preserve its ancient treasures?
3. Why was this undersea city not discovered by explorers before now?
4. If it were not for the tsunami, how long do you think it would have taken to find these ruins?
5. Do you believe there are other, yet undiscovered, ruins of ancient cities in the world? If so, where?