Britain’s lost city, similar to Atlantis, is believed to have been found after sinking into the sea centuries ago.
A recent discovery by scientists who have spent decades searching for Ravenser Odd may have finally identified the city that has been dubbed Britain’s equivalent of Atlantis.
Ravenser Odd, which has been dubbed the Atlantis of Yorkshire, was a major stopover for freighters and fishing boats.
The town, which stood at the mouth of the Humber Estuary and was engulfed by the North Sea in 1362, may now have been sighted by scientists using sonar technology.
Experts believe the Lost City lies a mile off the coast of Yorkshire, and recent research has revealed some exciting finds just meters below the water’s surface.
Sonar equipment has been deployed in hopes of finding the lost city’s harbor walls, with surveys already revealing rocks and stones.
Experts said the discovery would be as legendary as the discovery of Pompeii, which was covered in volcanic debris, or on par with the discovery of the legendary city of Atlantis itself.
Professor Dan Parsons, a geoscientist at the University of Hull, said: “It is fascinating, exciting and exhilarating. The exact location of this medieval town has never been pinpointed.”
“We now have the tools and the technology to go out there and locate it once and for all.”
The team hopes to find a footprint of the city and then draw a 3D map of the surrounding area, drawing on the harbor and seawalls as well as the city’s foundations.
Divers could then be deployed to the Yorkshire Atlantis, with experts saying they will start scanning the area as they now have all the data they need.
Phil Mathison has dedicated 25 years of his life to research, reported The Mirror, and the historian said he was “blown away” by such an “amazing find”.
Ravenser Odd was founded in 1235 and was mentioned in Richard II and Henry VI, historic works by William Shakespeare, but by 1346 much of the town had been destroyed by erosion.
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