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Secret Streets of Britain's 'Atlantis' Are Revealed
Science Daily ^ | May 9, 2013 | University of Southampton

Posted on 05/12/2013 6:07:56 PM PDT by SunkenCiv

...Present day Dunwich is a village 14 miles south of Lowestoft in Suffolk, but it was once a thriving port -- similar in size to 14th Century London. Extreme storms forced coastal erosion and flooding that have almost completely wiped out this once prosperous town over the past seven centuries. This process began in 1286 when a huge storm swept much of the settlement into the sea and silted up the Dunwich River. This storm was followed by a succession of others that silted up the harbour and squeezed the economic life out of the town, leading to its eventual demise as a major international port in the 15th Century. It now lies collapsed and in ruins in a watery grave, three to 10 metres below the surface of the sea, just off the present coastline...

Findings highlights are: Identification of the limits of the town, which reveal it was a substantial urban centre occupying approximately 1.8 km2 -- almost as large as the City of London...

Professor Sear says: "...The severe storms of the 13th and 14th Centuries coincided with a period of climate change, turning the warmer medieval climatic optimum into what we call the Little Ice Age. Our coastlines have always been changing, and communities have struggled to live with this change. Dunwich reminds us that it is not only the big storms and their frequency -- coming one after another, that drives erosion and flooding, but also the social and economic decisions communities make at the coast. In the end, with the harbour silting up, the town partly destroyed, and falling market incomes, many people simply gave up on Dunwich."

(Excerpt) Read more at sciencedaily.com ...


TOPICS: History; Science; Travel
KEYWORDS: billybatts; catastrophism; donovan; dunwich; godsgravesglyphs; goodfellas; unitedkingdom
3D visualization of St Katherine. (Credit: University of Southampton)

3D visualization of St Katherine. (Credit: University of Southampton)

1 posted on 05/12/2013 6:07:56 PM PDT by SunkenCiv
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2 posted on 05/12/2013 6:09:00 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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 GGG managers are SunkenCiv, StayAt HomeMother & Ernest_at_the_Beach
To all -- please ping me to other topics which are appropriate for the GGG list.


3 posted on 05/12/2013 6:09:04 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: SunkenCiv

It’s all water under the bridge now...


4 posted on 05/12/2013 6:13:01 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Vendome

What difference, at this point, does it make?


5 posted on 05/12/2013 6:15:03 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Vendome

And over it, for that matter. ;’)


6 posted on 05/12/2013 6:17:05 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: SunkenCiv

Though Gods they were
And as the elders of our time choose to remain blind
Let us rejoice and let us sing
And dance and ring in the new
Hail Atlantis


7 posted on 05/12/2013 6:21:38 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: SunkenCiv

Yog-Sothoth...

Oops; wrong Dunwich!


8 posted on 05/12/2013 6:53:15 PM PDT by ApplegateRanch (Love me, love my guns!©)
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To: SunkenCiv

As long as the “Dunwich Horror” isn’t wakened.... (and made into another bad movie)

http://dagonbytes.com/thelibrary/lovecraft/thedunwichhorror.htm


9 posted on 05/12/2013 6:53:26 PM PDT by dynachrome (Vertrou in God en die Mauser)
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To: SunkenCiv

The Dunwich Horror.


10 posted on 05/12/2013 6:58:36 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (Plan "B" is now Plan "A")
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To: Mike Darancette

I wonder if the remaining residents have gill slits?


11 posted on 05/12/2013 7:01:23 PM PDT by Nepeta
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To: SunkenCiv
Britain...yeah...there's a lot of really old stuff under the ground water over there.
12 posted on 05/12/2013 7:09:15 PM PDT by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus sum -- "The Taliban is inside the building")
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To: Nepeta

Sibce you ask:

The thing that lay half-bent on its side in a foetid pool of greenish-yellow ichor and tarry stickiness was almost nine feet tall, and the dog had torn off all the clothing and some of the skin.... It was partly human, beyond a doubt, with very manlike hands and head, and the goatish, chinless face had the stamp of the Whateleys upon it. But the torso and lower parts of the body were teratologically fabulous, so that only generous clothing could ever have enabled it to walk on earth unchallenged or uneradicated.

Above the waist it was semi-anthropomorphic; though its chest...had the leathery, reticulated hide of a crocodile or alligator. The back was piebald with yellow and black, and dimly suggested the squamous covering of certain snakes. Below the waist, though, it was the worst; for here all human resemblance left off and sheer phantasy began. The skin was thickly covered with coarse black fur, and from the abdomen a score of long greenish-grey tentacles with red sucking mouths protruded limply.

Their arrangement was odd, and seemed to follow the symmetries of some cosmic geometry unknown to earth or the solar system. On each of the hips, deep set in a kind of pinkish, ciliated orbit, was what seemed to be a rudimentary eye; whilst in lieu of a tail there depended a kind of trunk or feeler with purple annular markings, and with many evidences of being an undeveloped mouth or throat. The limbs, save for their black fur, roughly resembled the hind legs of prehistoric earth’s giant saurians, and terminated in ridgy-veined pads that were neither hooves nor claws.


13 posted on 05/12/2013 7:15:56 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (Plan "B" is now Plan "A")
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To: SunkenCiv

Why only this harbor, and not all the harbors across northern Europe?


14 posted on 05/12/2013 7:20:20 PM PDT by truth_seeker
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To: zot

original Dunwich horror?


15 posted on 05/12/2013 7:21:03 PM PDT by GreyFriar (Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
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To: ApplegateRanch; dynachrome

Both of you thought the same thing I did...


16 posted on 05/12/2013 7:22:35 PM PDT by Old Sarge (My "KMA List" is growing daily...)
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To: Mike Darancette

WTF?


17 posted on 05/12/2013 7:53:57 PM PDT by Jack Black ( Whatever is left of American patriotism is now identical with counter-revolution.)
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To: Jack Black

Nepta asked about gills.


18 posted on 05/12/2013 8:11:50 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (Plan "B" is now Plan "A")
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To: truth_seeker
Why only this harbor, and not all the harbors across northern Europe?

Because like Guam, Great Britain is tipping over.

On the opposite coast, Harlech Castle was built in the same period on a crag overlooking the sea, with water access

Today, not so much

19 posted on 05/12/2013 8:23:37 PM PDT by Oztrich Boy (Rules are for the guidance of wise men and the blind obedience of fools - Solon, Lawmaker of Athens)
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To: GreyFriar

Thanks for the ping. I had not heard of the Dunwich Horror.
Post # 12 describes something not of this wold.


20 posted on 05/12/2013 9:00:16 PM PDT by zot
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To: Mike Darancette

Yet all this was only the prologue of the actual Dunwich horror...


21 posted on 05/12/2013 10:16:47 PM PDT by Little Pig (Vi Veri Veniversum Vivus Vici.)
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To: Paladin2

Well I suppose it helps remind Humans that, for all our cleverness, there are greater forces that can change what we consider permanent almost overnight. A lesson in humility therefore.


22 posted on 05/13/2013 3:39:14 AM PDT by Vanders9
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To: truth_seeker

Its not just this harbor. There’s a lot of places in Britain that have been submerged by coastal erosion and/or sudden storm - the last was only about 20 years ago. There’s even quite a strong racial memory of these things - a lot of Celtic legends feature ancient lands sinking. The city of Chester went into decline as a port when the river Dee silted up, and was subsequently replaced by Liverpool as the main west coast seaport.


23 posted on 05/13/2013 3:44:21 AM PDT by Vanders9
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To: zot

...not of this wold.

***
Well played!


24 posted on 05/13/2013 5:27:22 AM PDT by Bigg Red (Restore us, O God of hosts; let your face shine, that we may be saved! -Ps80)
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To: SunkenCiv

Hence the “Dunwich Horror”.


25 posted on 05/13/2013 8:54:43 AM PDT by ZULU ((See: http://gatesofvienna.net/))
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To: Mike Darancette

I think you mean Innsmouth. ;-)


26 posted on 05/13/2013 4:56:35 PM PDT by D_Idaho ("For we wrestle not against flesh and blood...")
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To: SunkenCiv

The use of “Atlantis” is a bit of a stretch, but I must admit I read the article.


27 posted on 05/14/2013 2:44:13 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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