Ravenser Odd was submerged by the North Sea in 1362
Britain’s answer to the lost city of Atlantis may have finally been discovered after lying at the bottom of the sea for more than 650 years.
Initial reports published in November 2021 suggested experts may have located what they believe to be remains of Ravenser Odd or Ravensrodd – the small coastal town that stood at the mouth of the Humber estuary before be claimed by the North Sea in 1362.
Now researchers are optimistic that they have finally discovered this lost land after locating stones and rock work.
Quickly dubbed ‘the Atlantis of Yorkshire’, this sunken city was a popular stopping point for freighters and fishing boats before it submerged and found new life on the ocean floor about a mile away. the Yorkshire coast.
However, these new findings led scientists to believe they had finally identified this decades-lost location after spending decades trying to locate it. Following the discovery of stone and rockwork, sonar equipment was deployed in an attempt to find the harbor walls of this long-forgotten city, according to The mirror.
Experts hope to eventually uncover more details about this medieval port, including its sea wall, harbor and foundations – with some saying its importance could be as significant as the discovery of Pompeii, which was engulfed in volcanic lava as a result from an eruption in 79 AD.
“It’s fascinating, exciting, exhilarating. The exact location of this medieval town has never been pinpointed,” said expedition leader and University of Hull geoscientist Professor Dan Parsons. addressing to The sun in 2021 when the research began.
“We now have the tools and the technology to go out there and locate it once and for all.”
The research team hopes to eventually be able to confirm whether or not these rocks and stonework are from Ravenser Odd by the end of June, with their ultimate goal being to create a 3D map to help divers visiting the site.
“Finding it, after so long, will be the completion of a lifetime’s work. I am blown away by it all,” said Phil Mathison, a historian who has spent more than two decades researching the site.
The town itself gained a renowned reputation after its formation in 1235, earning mentions like Henry VI, Richard II and even William Shakespeare.