Scientists are puzzled by this mysterious ancient city
Discover the "Venice of the Pacific" and its unique charm
In the western Pacific Ocean, there is a mysterious and mesmerizing unsolved puzzle: the remains of the ancient city of Nan Madol. Situated on the eastern coast of Pohnpei, a Micronesian island, this once-magnificent prehistoric city consists of approximately 100 man-made stone islands with intricate shapes. Strangely, the city is placed on top of a coral reef.
The origins of Nan Madol remain unclear, as does the reason for constructing a city so remote from sources of food and water. Nevertheless, the ruins are filled with fascinating tales and supernatural phenomena. Click through the gallery to take a virtual tour of Nan Madol and be transported back in time.
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