Ghost towns, ports and islands
Drought renews hidden worlds
Mafia corpses, a Roman port, ghost towns – all came to light due to drought and fill global headlines.
If the water level drops by only 11 cm, then Lake Constance has another island. The sandbank can be clearly seen under the thin layer of water.
Constant dehydration has all kinds of curiosities in store. In addition to tomatoes in the Rhine, drought also reveals completely different things. Once they were hidden under the water, they began to appear now.
It could soon be in Lake Constance Another island Give. If the water level drops by only 11 cm, then Gnadensee will have a new sand island. But this is not how it stays.
3400 years old city in Iraq
It was discovered by a team of German and Kurdish archaeologists: the 3,400-year-old city from the time of the Mitanni Empire. The settlement emerged earlier this year when Iraq was suffering from a severe drought. Because of this, the water level in the conductor tank under which she was hidden quickly decreased.
The sprawling city has attracted a lot of attention from all over the world. It not only houses many large buildings, but also an old palace. The city is believed to be the ancient Zakhiko, which was an important center of the Mitanni Empire (about 1550-1350 BC).
Bodies in Lake Mead (USA)
It was once the largest man-made water reservoir in the United States. Today, due to drought, Lake Mead in the western United States contains only about 27 percent of actual fullness—and it’s a little revealing.
A few days ago he was there for the fourth time in a row human remains have found. Since the lake is near Las Vegas, rumors are now circulating that the mafia is using it as a “corpse disposal site”.
Roman port on the Rhine
It is located in Siebengebirge, below Drachenfels: «Roman port». The memorial land is located between Königswinter and Bad Honnef and may have served as a landing stage for ships in the past.
This is used to cause controversy among scholars. The lower water level of the Rhine now returns light to the monument and provides clarity.
The old village of Portomarin in Spain
In 1963, the newly constructed Beleasar Reservoir sank the ancient village into its depths. Then it had to be rebuilt from scratch on a higher mountain in the Spanish province of Galicia.
The drought drained the reservoir to 39.39 percent of its actual size – making Portomarine a true tourist attraction. Obsessed and curious visitors are now discovering the streets of the ancient village, which was once buried under water. (hey)
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