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Ancient sunken 'Doggerland' unveiled

Posted on Wednesday, 4 July, 2012 | Comment icon 18 comments | News tip by: skookum


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A vast area of land covering what is now the North Sea has been revealed following a 15-year project.

Known as Doggerland, the huge stretch of land was inhabited by large numbers of people before it was swallowed up by the sea between 18,000 BC and 5,500 BC. Researchers from several universities have been working to recreate what it might have been like by piecing together artifacts recovered from the region.

"Doggerland was the real heartland of Europe until sea levels rose to give us the UK coastline of today," said Dr Richard Bates. "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."

"A huge area of land which was swallowed up into the North Sea thousands of years ago has been recreated and put on display by scientists."

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Comment icon #9 Posted by docyabut2 on 4 July, 2012, 22:20
I guess what one has to asked if it was tumusis what would have cause it and how it would relate to some other cultures that were around, that experienced the same event,or was it just abandoned from being flooded by the gradually rising sea levels, after the last ice age.
Comment icon #10 Posted by csspwns on 5 July, 2012, 1:08
I guess what one has to asked if it was tumusis what would have cause it and how it would relate to some other cultures that were around, that experienced the same event,or was it just abandoned from being flooded by the gradually rising sea levels, after the last ice age. "tumusis"? u mean tsunami??
Comment icon #11 Posted by Hilander on 5 July, 2012, 1:52
Great story, I love reading about new discoveries like this. Maybe someday Atlantis will be found.
Comment icon #12 Posted by Abramelin on 5 July, 2012, 9:11
I guess what one has to asked if it was tumusis what would have cause it and how it would relate to some other cultures that were around, that experienced the same event,or was it just abandoned from being flooded by the gradually rising sea levels, after the last ice age. If you read that thread about Doggerland I linked to, then you'd know there really was a tsunami. It was caused by probably several factors. First: a huge layer - the size of iceland and maybe a mile thick or more - of sediment on the bottom of the sea, west of Norway, had become unstable. At some point it started moving and... [More]
Comment icon #13 Posted by Abramelin on 5 July, 2012, 9:20
Another Atlantis thread? The Stregga Slide - http://en.wikipedia..../Storegga_Slide - triggered the super tsunami and evidence of it can be found up to 50 miles inland all around the North Sea. Taking into account the lower sea level back then the wave is estimated to have been over 500 foot high and would have devastated any civilization existing there. Not even a pyramid would survive that monster of a wave so if Atlantis was there it will be very hard to find evidence. Nothing like "Atlantis" at all. And the news is so old, it needs a fresh haircut, lol. Perhaps it is because it's summertim... [More]
Comment icon #14 Posted by Mr Right Wing on 5 July, 2012, 11:33
Nothing like "Atlantis" at all. And the news is so old, it needs a fresh haircut, lol. Perhaps it is because it's summertime, and they dug up something spectacular. They will 'find' the Loch Ness monster again soon.. http://www.unexplain...c=179840&st=765 It fits the profile of Atlantis a lot better than Crete.
Comment icon #15 Posted by Abramelin on 5 July, 2012, 12:56
It fits the profile of Atlantis a lot better than Crete. You really should read that thread I linked to. Doggerland wasn't an island like Atlantis, but after the tsunami only an island, "Dogger Island", remained (the future Dogger Bank). Still quite large back then (about the size of Ireland), but it kept slowly and steadily sinking. It would have been more an 'Island of the Dead' (like many traditions around the North Sea hint at), a land of fog and mist (cold and warm sea currents meeting), a Niflheim, a 'Hell'. I also assumed the Strait of Dover was much narrower 8000 years ago, and the cha... [More]
Comment icon #16 Posted by the L on 6 July, 2012, 22:25
Great sum Abramelin. I notice you think that OLB is hoax. So far in my research (which started after you told me about it last month) I didnt find anything that could it be hoax except lingustic debate. When do think it was created?
Comment icon #17 Posted by Abramelin on 7 July, 2012, 15:04
Great sum Abramelin. I notice you think that OLB is hoax. So far in my research (which started after you told me about it last month) I didnt find anything that could it be hoax except lingustic debate. When do think it was created? The summary was from before the OLB thread even started, and I just copied and pasted it here. The linguistic debate - even though it's not really my thing - it IS important. I will try to make an analogy: suppose they find an 'ancient' Egyptian papyrus about some long lost civilization of thousands of years before pharaonic times. But the language used appears to ... [More]
Comment icon #18 Posted by the L on 8 July, 2012, 6:04
I think the OLB was created in the 19th century, using all the available Latin, Greek and Frisian sources (= legends. myths and ancient accounts). It was put on paper using an 'Old 'Frisianized' form of 19th century Dutch. I can read that '2600 years' old language. As soon as I got accostumed to the language, I could translate the text. And all I needed was my knowledge of Medieval Dutch I learned in highschool, and occasionally with the help of an Old Frisian dictionary ( Old Frisian is the Frisian used in the 13th century, medieval times). The syntax used in the Oera Linda Book (OLB) is mode... [More]


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