Britain's Atlantis? Evidence of a pre-flood world?

Fascinating artcle in the Daily Mail today:

‘Britain’s Atlantis’ - a hidden underwater world swallowed by the North Sea - has been discovered by divers working with science teams from the University of St Andrews.
Doggerland, a huge area of dry land that stretched from Scotland to Denmark was slowly submerged by water between 18,000 BC and 5,500 BC.
Divers from oil companies have found remains of a ‘drowned world’ with a population of tens of thousands - which might once have been the ‘real heartland’ of Europe.
A team of climatologists, archaeologists and geophysicists has now mapped the area using new data from oil companies - and revealed the full extent of a ‘lost land’ once roamed by mammoths.


Nah, that’s the Drowned Cantrefs. Also see Ys, Land-Under-Wave, Lochlann etc. Falias, Findias, Muirias, and Gorias were cities there where the Tuatha De Danaan learned some of their arts, and they brought four treasures from there to Ireland, including the Lia Fail (aka the Stone of Destiny, Stone of Scone, etc.)

If its in the daily mail its got to be true(!) Lol jks :slight_smile: the daily mail spouts out so much rubbish even for a Tory paper, if you go onto youtube type down Russell Howards good news daily mail Cancer song it will show you the amount of bull it prints, its really funny.

Interesting. But what it means, I don’t know.

The paleontologists and geologists and biologists have always been pretty sure that the islands used to be connected to the mainland, and there were plenty of medieval guesses along those lines, even. But now they’ve got fossils and purty pictures to go along with it.

We’ve known about Doggerland for a long time. During the last ice age much of what is now the North Sea was low-lying land which connected Britain-Ireland to the rest of Europe and which was likely one of the most productive parts of Europe for hunter-gatherers (who likely were most related to modern Basques and had probably migrated northeast from Spain). Curiously, the Thames and Rhine rivers ran into each other in that region and reached the sea at what is now the English Channel.

Anyway, as sea levels rose the land was progressively swallowed up, and the Thames and Rhine were separated. A somewhat higher piece of land survived longer, but eventually was inundated too. That’s this “Doggerland” which is now an important breeding site for fish because the sea is so shallow there.

Subsequent to this, one or more waves of people from the Middle East and Asia Minor seem to have entered Europe and all but replaced the natives in most areas, including the British Isles. That cultural memory would survive that cultural/ethnic replacement, all the subsequent millenia, and then show up in Greece (where the story was attributed to Egypt) sounds far-fetched beyond all belief to me.

Doggerland being the origin of the account of Thule would be slightly more plausible (only slightly), but then far more people know about Atlantis than Thule, so it’s no wonder which the wacky papers give attention to.

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