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Underwater ruins. Source:  abdulmoizjaangda / Adobe Stock.

The Search for the Long-Lost Continent of Mu (Video)


The long-lost continent of Mu, also known as Lemuria, is a mythical land believed to have existed in the Pacific Ocean. According to various esoteric and mythological theories, Mu was said to be an advanced civilization that flourished thousands of years ago but eventually sank beneath the waves due to a cataclysmic event. While there is no scientific evidence to support the existence of Mu, its legend continues to captivate the imaginations of many. One intriguing aspect often associated with Mu is its connection to Nan Madol, an archaeological site located on the island of Pohnpei in Micronesia. Nan Madol is a complex of stone ruins consisting of numerous islets and man-made channels. Legend has it that the construction of Nan Madol was attributed to the magical powers of the people of Mu.

These ancient builders were said to possess extraordinary abilities to manipulate massive stone columns and transport them across the sea. While there is no concrete evidence to substantiate the connection between Mu and Nan Madol, the tales and mysteries surrounding both serve as a testament to the enduring fascination with lost civilizations and the unknown depths of our planet's history. Whether fact or fiction, the legends of Mu and its connection to Nan Madol continue to inspire curiosity and exploration.

Top image: Underwater ruins. Source:  abdulmoizjaangda / Adobe Stock.

By Robbie Mitchell

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I’m a graduate of History and Literature from The University of Manchester in England and a total history geek. Since a young age, I’ve been obsessed with history. The weirder the better. I spend my days working as a freelance... Read More

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