A Mysterious Pyramid-Shaped Structures And Huge City Beneath Lake Fuxian

Archaeologists discovered the remains of a massive city, and several pyramids-shaped structures believed to be the remains of an advanced ancient pre-flood civilization at the bottom of the lake Fuxian, Yunnan Province, China—rising 1,720 meters above sea level and encompassing an area of 212 square kilometers.


The enigmatic monuments were first discovered in 1992 when expert diver Geng Wei came across hand carved flagstones and countless other stone relics scattered across the bottom of the second deepest freshwater lake in China. Geng Wei was left mystified by what many believe are the remains of a lost ancient city. Then, in 2001, archaeologists from the Hunan Provincial Museum used advanced sonar equipment and cameras to survey the bottom of the lake for the first time ever.



The results convinced experts in the field that the remains at the bottom of the lake once belonged to an extremely complex and advanced ancient culture that inhabited the region in the distant past, capable of building massive structure and more importantly, Pyramids.

One of the submerged pyramids at the bottom of Lake Fuxian has a circular shape and has a base of around 37 meters, while the other two, of greater height, are connected to each other by a corridor of stone of 300 meters of length.



The pyramids at the bottom of the lake are far more advanced than other similar pyramids around the globe— as the stones are ornamented with various designs and symbols. Experts are said to have found curious shapes engraved on the stone structures at the bottom of the lake. Amongst the many engraved stones, one of them has attracted particular attention. On the top right of the slab, experts found a small carved circle with seven radial lines, a symbol that according to many experts is meant to depict the Sun. On the left side of the stone, there are more symbols; another circle with four radial lines.



According to experts, a Sun-shaped intaglio [type of carving] on a stone is very rare. Such suns with four radial lines were found on bronze drums from the Spring and Autumn Period (722-481BC). However, the symbol on the stone is believed to be even older than that–far more than 1,800 years old. They also found on the stones some carvings resembling masks. The flat cheeks and indented teeth of the masks do not match the facial characteristics of human beings.

Other marks found at the site include “0” and “1” signs and seven holes carved in a neat design in the stones. Some simple line drawings were also found, one of which resembles a human face. On some other stones were carved signs looking like Roman numeral “1” and the English letter “y” arranged in a row.

Experts admitted it is not yet possible to decipher these symbols.

Recently, the investigation team found numerous regularly placed stones featuring mysterious carvings. The new discoveries proved that the magnificent architecture was built by civilized human beings, but cast doubt on experts’ previous suppositions. 

According to Life News (a Chinese newspaper), it was recorded in historical documents that a city named Yuyuan was established in the Fuxian Lake area in the Western Han Dynasty (206BC-24AD), but this city stopped in historical records after the Sui and Tang Dynasty (589-907AD). Local legend has it that Yuyuan City and its people sank to the bottom of Fuxian Lake.

Historical records show that the city ceased to exist after the Sui and Tang Dynasty (589-907AD). Curiously, according to local legends and folklore, the ancient city of Yuyuan and its people sank to the bottom of the lake. So, did experts find the remains of the ancient city of Yuyuan? The answer is no.

Why? Because after several studies, experts concluded that the sunken city Yuyuan or the capital of the ancient Dian Kingdom was in fact constructed mostly out of wooden and clay materials. The remains at the bottom of the lake are mostly made of stone.

Sonar surveys have shown that the architecture complex at the bottom of Fuxian Lake covers approximately 2.4 square kilometers (10.8 million square feet), larger than the capital of the Han Dynasty. The archaeologists cannot help but wonder why such a large city left no trace in historical records.

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