In the early 1990s, the inhabitants of a village in China decided to drain a pond

In the early 1990s, the inhabitants of a village in China decided to drain a pond. It was not an easy pool to pump at all, as it was generally thought to be bottomless.

The idea came to a villager in Lunyu County, Qiuzhou County, Zhejiang Province. All his life he had dreamed of solving the mystery of the bottomless lake. He managed to convince his neighbors to buy a powerful pump to pump the water.

After a while, they realized they had done it for a good reason. After 17 days of continuous pumping, there was no water left in the pond. The entrance to an ancient cave has been revealed to curious eyes.

Everyone was amazed, even the scientists. This discovery created a real furor. After some time, the first studies suggested that there was a whole complex of artificial caves under the ground, especially under the village.

It is striking not only for its beauty but also for the scale of its construction. Numerous studies of these corridors have shown that the caves extend under almost the entire province of China.

They counted about 36, and the area was nearly 30,000 square kilometers. Almost all the walls and ceilings are decorated with carvings. The creation of these decorations required a lot of effort from those who participated in them.

It is a very meticulous work that would not have been entrusted to everyone. According to preliminary data from scientists, during the digging of these same caves, about 1 million cubic meters of rock were removed.

That’s an incredible amount of rock. Considering that the caves date back some 2,000 years, it’s hard to imagine how the tons of stone were removed. Was it difficult to face such a project?

From the appearance of these caves and the traces left on the walls and ceiling, scientists have come to the conclusion that our ancestors used drilling rigs. There are also gutters and many stone stairs inside the caves.

They are almost all of the same type, and strong and reinforced columns are installed to support the vaults. Today, only 5 caves are accessible to tourists. We wonder every day more why:

– the caves have not been destroyed to date;

– They were flooded and hidden from view, as it could be a natural occurrence, but also a deliberate action to preserve the « rooms » for posterity.

If you carefully study history of China, you will find that there is not a single word about these structures. Archaeologists, scientists, and historians continue their research. They take earth to analyze it, trying to find even a single clue that can tell us about the creators of these corridors.

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