Dunwich: The storms that destroyed ‘lost town’

Posted By admin / February 21, 2016 / , , , / 0 Comments

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Evidence of violent storms that destroyed a lost town known as Britain’s Atlantis has been uncovered.

The finds were uncovered off the coast of Dunwich, Suffolk – a small village which in the 11th Century was one of the largest towns in England.

The town was hit by a succession of storms in the 13th and 14th centuries and is now largely below the sea.

Researchers said sediment gathered from the cliffs independently corroborated the historical record.

Professor David Sear, of the University of Southampton, said Dunwich was hit by huge storms on an annual basis.

Full story hereĀ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-suffolk-35549952

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