Watched the NBC video, read a couple of the articles, am sceptical and predict it will amount to nothing. Here's why, and please note that I *do* believe certain submerged cities actually exist. The example photos found at http://www.heralddeparis.com/got-ruins- ... otos/66899
very much resemble Google Earth image encoding artifacts (I assume in the absense of actual knowledge that they use jpeg encoding of some variety), and the reason I assume this is because this issue, with pictures resembling these, has been addressed before. Here are either (A) examples indicating that the "ruins" might not be ruins, or (B) examples indicating I've stumbled across some submerged ruins of my own! Yeah! OK, I doubt that... but it wouldn't be the first time (I'll explain at the end). Please look at these in Google Earth if at all possible, although maps.google.com is good for at least some of them - be sure to zoom in.
The lake coastal region roughly between and around -33.858863°, -70.901673° thru -33.855179°, -70.916818° is a good example as is the Southeast end of that lake. Or try -10.315445°, -76.715065° (remember to zoom way in).
Look at -41.088521°, -71.328338°, which is not the best example, but at certain altitudes it looks like this lake has submerged ruins... -28.536153°, -69.308524° again, not the best example, but you can see what I mean. Zoom until the water almost fills your screen.
OK, now that that's out of the way, you want to see a real
Look through this narrow, formerly-oasis-maintained region running from just south of Tall Dush on the North end - from around 24.555252, 30.720912, although you could arguably stretch the area up to the hillside ruins at 24.594651,30.702608, which apparently used to lead down to a now-dry river (this thing probably doesn't even qualify as a Wadi now), to past 24.510941, 30.719941 on the South end, encompassing 24.516251,30.719522, ranging as far East as 24.50934,30.724307 or so, and in places as far West as - well, I'm not sure, but it doesn't seem to go past the highway... at least it goes to 24.506714,30.681982.
I searched and searched to find out what used to be here, but everything I could find stopped farther north at Tall Dush, Ezbet Dush, and basically this is all south of the general Baris/Kharga/Khysis region.
Interesting item: 24.509803,30.703971 what is this approximately 6 x 12 foot object that got shoved through the ruins? Maybe an abandoned WW2 tank or something?
At 24.543317, 30.716636 notice how the area on the right had at least two access paths - possibly aquaducts - to the oasis on the left. Zoom in on the right.
Here's the kicker... I don't think this area has been abandoned since antiquity. Apparently scouring all the ancient records I could find was a waste of time - once I located a US Army topographical map made during WW2, I couldn't help but notice that they'd marked this entire region as "cultivated land". So "Lost", yes. "Lost since antiquity?" Probably not.
JUST to tie everything back into the Plasma Universe, please note that the temple/fortress of Tall Dush is actually built on top of an EDM scar (24.579519, 30.714512), and I'm willing to bet that if you dug following those concentric arcs, you'd probably find the rest of the rings underground. It just seems to be tilted. Please note the smaller rim rings and the overall sigmoid shape of the whole formation. Enjoy!