Atlantis in Argentina

Wednesday January 28, 2015 Written by Chris

Thirty years ago the small resort town of Villa Epecuen in Argentina was flooded when a nearby damn separating it from a neighbouring lake burst open.

Within a few years the entire town was lost underneath 10 metres of water, and its 5000 inhabitants were forced to flee, rendering the place a modern day Atlantis (or early harbinger of climate change).

Then in 2009, after a long dry spell, the waters began to recede. Epecuen’s ruins reemerged, and its sole remaining resident – an 83-year-old man named Pablo Novak – began to discover them again.

In this beautiful short video he shows us around his town, and explains how his own history and that of the rugged ghost town he calls home came to converge.