Archaeologists have discovered an 8000-year-old city lost in the English Channel. These archaeologists have also named this city as Ghost City. The English Channel is the sea line between Britain and France. Many remains of this old city have been found at the bottom of the sea. The city was established when the mainland of Britain was connected with the rest of the European countries.
The English Channel is dangerous for diving
The English Channel has been notorious for diving since its inception. The sea here tests divers every step of the way through its current, powerful tide and cold water. This place is not made for inexperienced divers. So the team of archaeologists along with many experienced divers have found this ancient city on the sea floor. Hundreds of World War II-era British and German naval ships are sunk throughout this area. Whose wrecks often trouble divers.
National Geographic’s Albert Lynn discovered
National Geographic’s Albert Lynn has discovered this ancient city under the sea just off the Isle of Wight. He pointed out that the site dates back to about 8000 years ago, when the UK was still connected to the European mainland. Later, the surrounding glaciers started melting and their water started filling the low-lying area. From this the water formed a channel between the rest of Europe and the UK.
How this city was absorbed in the sea
The English Channel is said to have been created by one of the biggest tsunamis ever. The Norwegian Landslide called the Storga Slides triggered the tsunami. Due to this, a sea surrounded by land in the Norwegian Trench broke its shores. The water that came out of it devastated ancient Britain. This water entered the land area of Britain for about 40 kilometers. After the formation of swamps, this entire area turned into sea. Due to which Britain became an island nation by separating from the mainland of Europe.
This place was identified for the first time in 1999.
The site was first identified when divers observed a lobster cleaning its nest during a routine survey in 1999. This fish was taking out pieces of carved flint from its nest. This proved for the first time that there had ever been a settlement in this area. However, it could not be officially confirmed then.
Many traces of human civilization found by archaeologists
Later, archaeologists saw the logs placed in a systematic order on the ocean floor. From which it was concluded that this area must have been used to park boats. The Maritime Archaeological Trust used state-of-the-art technology to record these formations. He discovered a platform made of wood resting on a wooden foundation.
given name of a ghost town
There’s some kind of structure here, says Albert Lynn, diving for the 2019 documentary ‘Lost Cities with Albert Lynn’. It looks like layers of wood. Just running out of silt. It is as if we are sitting in some ancient ghost town, but under water. You descend this line and from the darkness comes the ancient past.