Nature can be unpredictable sometimes. Humans routinely build settlements near major waterways, lakes and oceans because historically water has been vital for any settlement. Whether for fishing, travel, or trade, many major hubs of early civilization were ports and resorts. But that also meant they were at risk of falling prey to things like earthquakes, tsunamis, and volcanoes.
In the modern era, progress often won’t let anything, even a town, stand in the way. That’s why every so often the government will flood entire towns to build dams, hydroelectric plants, and so on. The result is that there are a number of remarkable flooded cities you can visit all over the world which show the distant past, and sometimes the not-so-distant past.
This is an encore of one of our previous lists, as presented by our YouTube host Simon Whistler. Read the full list!