We are all fascinated and captivated with the fictional story written by Greek philosopher Plato of the lost city of Atlantis. But it came with a little or no surprise that there could be myriad mysterious places to be discovered underwater as our earth is covered 70% with water, 97% of which is presented in oceans and seas.
Besides, we have explored a minute amount of vast ocean and successfully discovered numerous shocking places and cities underwater.
Well, Hot off the press, the remains of a lost village called Curon have been discovered after 70 years when the lake resin was drained temporarily for the repair work of the reservoir. Lake Resia is an artificial lake in the western portion of South Tyrol, Italy, approximately 2 km south of the Reschen Pass. It is best known for the church steeple emerging from its icy waters during winters and hikes in summer.
As a matter of fact, Curon was the village once home to hundreds but was flooded to create a hydroelectric plant in 1950. Despite the objections of its residents, the authorities built the dam by merging two lakes to create a dam causing more than 160 homes to be submerged and moved its inhabitants to nearby villages. The story of Curon has even inspired a 2020 Netflix drama Curon.
Photos shared on social media show steps, cellars, and walls on what would normally be the lake’s bed, close to the more recognizable 14th-Century church tower. Many people who walked on the rubbles of the former village called it a strange feeling.
It is reported that locals were initially told that the lake would only be five meters deep, leaving some homes above the water but they backstabbed them in the end informing them that the lake would instead be 22 meters deep.