Nan Madol Ruins, Harbor and Walls

No one knows who or how it was built.

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Out in the middle of Micronesia are islands with walls and no one knows who built them. The ruined city is one of today’s great archaeological enigmas and is sometimes called “Atlantis”, the “eighth wonder of the world,” or the “Venice of the Pacific”. Archeologists have stayed away from this group of islands as they feel it would be impossible to figure out their beginnings as they are over 12,500 years old. They are older than the pyramids which are over 2,000 years and as old as the figures on Easter Island.

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Pohnpei is rich in natural resources and has been called “the garden of Micronesia.” It has fertile soil and heavy rainfall, that promotes the growth of lush vegetation from its coastal mangrove swamps to the rain forests at the apex of its central hills, as well as lagoons. These natural resources would have provided the necessary food for the workers who built the extraordinary complex that is Nan Madol, as well as timber that may have been used to help shift the basalt rocks. It seems unlikely that any foods were cultivated within Nan Madol, and likely no source of freshwater existed within the complex — food and water…

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Jo Ann Harris, Writer of Daily Musings

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