Lost City of Atlantis Found In North Sea?
By Ancient History | Guest Post
Divers from oil companies located within the north sea have been discovering the 𝑟𝑒𝑚𝑎𝑖𝑛𝑠 of a 𝑑𝑟𝑜𝑤𝑛𝑒𝑑 ancient city which once spanned from the UK to Denmark. An ancient city is so massive its suspected population has been estimated well into the tens of thousands.
A team of climatologists, archaeologists, and geophysicists have successfully mapped the area, revealing how vast and expansive this once ‘lost land once was. Many specialists are now claiming this was once the ‘real heartland’ of Europe.
This enormous civilization is now believed to have dated back to some 8000 years ago. The landmass was 𝑠𝑢𝑏𝑚𝑒𝑟𝑔𝑒𝑑 over several thousand years, a 𝑠𝑢𝑏𝑚𝑒𝑟𝑔𝑒𝑑 that began some 20,000 years prior.
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Dr. Richard Bates of the Department of Earth Sciences at St Andrew’s, who organised the 𝐷𝑟𝑜𝑤𝑛𝑒𝑑 Landscapes exhibit, covering the finds within the UK, says the data reveals the human story behind Doggerland, a now 𝑠𝑢𝑏𝑚𝑒𝑟𝑔𝑒𝑑 city of the North Sea that was once larger than many modern European countries. Could these discoveries reveal Doggerland as the actual lost city of Atlantis?
Several hypotheses have placed the sunken island of Atlantis within modern northern Europe. The most noted among such researchers is Olaus Rudbeck. Who suspected that Doggerland and Viking Bergen Island, 𝑤ℎ𝑖𝑐ℎ 𝑖𝑠 𝑡ℎ𝑜𝑢𝑔ℎ𝑡 𝑡𝑜 ℎ𝑎𝑣𝑒 𝑏𝑒𝑒𝑛 𝑓𝑙𝑜𝑜𝑑𝑒𝑑 𝑏𝑦 𝑎 𝑚𝑒𝑔𝑎𝑡𝑠𝑢𝑛𝑎𝑚𝑖 𝑓𝑜𝑙𝑙𝑜𝑤𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑡ℎ𝑒 Storegga slide in 6100 BC, is the reallocation of Atlantis, a proposition he put forward back in the 16 hundreds.
Some have proposed the Celtic Shelf as a possible location and that there are certain links to Ireland. Many places have been put forward for the probable site of the sunken city throughout the years, yet none have revealed ruins worthy of such claims, many of these areas being too small to have housed such an enormous city.
Doggerland, however, fits the bill. Not only could it turn out to be the most significant ancient civilization found on earth, but it also rests in a possible location, based on historical research, for the city of Atlantis was submerged at one point in its history. It reveals the spectacular ruins of a once-great and presently unknown civilization. Dr. Bates, a geophysicist, said: ‘Doggerland was the real heartland of Europe until sea levels rose to give us the UK coastline of today.
‘We have speculated for years on the lost land’s existence from bones dredged by fishermen all over the North Sea, but it’s only since working with oil companies in the last few years that we have been able to re-create what this lost land looked like.”
‘When the data was first being processed, I thought it unlikely to give us any helpful information. However, as more area was covered, it revealed a vast and complex landscape.’
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We have now been able to model its flora and fauna, build up a picture of the ancient people that lived there, and begin to understand some of the dramatic events that subsequently changed the land, including the sea 𝑟𝑖𝑠𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑎 𝑑𝑒𝑣𝑎𝑠𝑡𝑎𝑡𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑡𝑠𝑢𝑛𝑎𝑚𝑖. The research project collaborates between St Andrews and Aberdeen, Birmingham, Dundee, and Wales Trinity St David.
Originally published on Ancient History.
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