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Underwater City Could Be Revealed (UK)
BBC ^ | 1-18-2008

Posted on 01/18/2008 11:00:03 AM PST by blam

Underwater city could be revealed

Sonar, underwater camera and scanning equipment will be used

Britain's own underwater "Atlantis" could be revealed for the first time with hi-tech underwater cameras. Marine archaeologist Stuart Bacon and Professor David Sear, of the University of Southampton, will explore the lost city of Dunwich, off the Suffolk coast.

Dunwich gradually disappeared into the sea because of coastal erosion.

"It's about the application of new technology to investigate Britain's Atlantis, then to give this information to the public," Professor Sear said.

Mr Bacon, director of the Suffolk Underwater Studies, first located the debris of the lost city in the 1970s.

Technical advances

"I know the site like the back of my hand because I have dived on it about 1,000 times," said Mr Bacon who has been working on the medieval site since 1971.

"We have found three churches and one chapel."

There is diving evidence of debris from lost chapels and churches but high silt levels in the water means visibility is only a few centimetres.

Dunwich has been dubbed the UK's 'Atlantis'

Mr Sear, professor in physical geography at the University of Southampton, said: "Technical advances have massively improved our ability to create accurate acoustic images of the seafloor."

The expedition will use the latest sonar, underwater camera and scanning equipment to build up a picture of the ancient sunken city, that lies between 10ft (3m) and 50ft (15m) down.

Dunwich was the capital of East Anglia 1,500 years ago.

Its decline began in 1286 when a sea surge hit the East Anglian coast and it was eventually reduced through coastal erosion to the village it is today.

Mr Bacon and Professor Sear hope to begin exploring the seabed in June.

The expedition will cost £25,000 - £20,000 of which has already been raised through a donation from the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation.

Maps and images of the lost city will be exhibited at the Dunwich museum.

A dive of the site will take place later in the year.


TOPICS: News/Current Events; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: atlantis; catastrophism; city; dunwich; eastanglia; godsgravesglyphs; uk; underwater; unitedkingdom
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1 posted on 01/18/2008 11:00:07 AM PST by blam
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To: SunkenCiv; Renfield
Thanks to Renfield for the article.

GGG Ping.

2 posted on 01/18/2008 11:00:58 AM PST by blam (Secure the border and enforce the law)
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To: blam

The lost city is called Dunwich? DUNWICH?

It’s missing for a reason Professor!


3 posted on 01/18/2008 11:03:10 AM PST by agere_contra
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To: agere_contra

” DUNWICH?”
Oh! The HORROR of it!


4 posted on 01/18/2008 11:11:33 AM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ("Don't touch that thing")
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

What’s a Dunwich? Is it a bad thing?


5 posted on 01/18/2008 11:13:51 AM PST by Grimmy (equivocation is but the first step along the road to capitulation)
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To: blam

Maybe it’s the lost continent of Mu.


6 posted on 01/18/2008 11:17:13 AM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Grimmy
What’s a Dunwich? Is it a bad thing?

it's some whore...

7 posted on 01/18/2008 11:18:19 AM PST by martin gibson ("I care not what course others may take, but as for myself, give me Ralph Stanley or give me death")
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To: Renfield; blam; StayAt HomeMother; Ernest_at_the_Beach; 1ofmanyfree; 24Karet; 3AngelaD; 49th; ...

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8 posted on 01/18/2008 11:21:02 AM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/__________________Profile updated Wednesday, January 16, 2008)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

Letting things that have lain silent under the sea for a millienia named Dunwich rise again. Not a good idea. (Iaaah!)


9 posted on 01/18/2008 11:21:34 AM PST by epluribus_2
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To: blam

We should have stopped global warming before Dunwich was lost.


10 posted on 01/18/2008 11:23:38 AM PST by pallis
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To: pallis

Deli’s are grateful there wasn’t an Earl of Dunwhich.


11 posted on 01/18/2008 11:25:01 AM PST by AU72
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To: Grimmy

Dunwich Horror

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0065669/


12 posted on 01/18/2008 11:25:07 AM PST by rdl6989 (FRed Thompson '08)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra
DUNWICH?” Oh! The HORROR of it!

It was lovingly crafted by indigenous people before ancient "gorebull" warming forced them to run for higher ground.

13 posted on 01/18/2008 11:25:30 AM PST by Bernard Marx
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14 posted on 01/18/2008 11:25:30 AM PST by Bubba Ho-Tep ("More weight!"--Giles Corey)
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To: agere_contra

Heh, heh. Good one!


15 posted on 01/18/2008 11:25:44 AM PST by Mad_Tom_Rackham (Elections have consequences.)
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To: Bubba Ho-Tep
Try that again...


16 posted on 01/18/2008 11:30:01 AM PST by Bubba Ho-Tep ("More weight!"--Giles Corey)
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To: Grimmy
Text of The Dunwich Horror , by H P Lovecraft

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17 posted on 01/18/2008 11:30:47 AM PST by Verloona Ti (I thought this article was going to be about lost Lyonesse :-()
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To: pallis

It’s true we should have saved Dunwich but there was too much CO2 in the air by 1500 years ago. But seriesly, I do hope this medieval site is well preserved to the extent it could be since it’s under water.


18 posted on 01/18/2008 11:30:57 AM PST by rdl6989 (FRed Thompson '08)
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To: blam; SunkenCiv

It’s a little known fact, but the last Mayor of Dunwich watched as the town subsided under the sea and renamed it “Dunwith”


19 posted on 01/18/2008 11:42:31 AM PST by wildbill
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To: Verloona Ti; Bubba Ho-Tep

Ok, I’m clued up. Thanks.

Now, question: Are we gonna get a head of the curve and bomb this thing back into the water? Or wait until it’s too late and it’s eating people, like usual?

Ok. That was actually two questions. Or one really badly worded question. Not sure which.


20 posted on 01/18/2008 11:49:01 AM PST by Grimmy (equivocation is but the first step along the road to capitulation)
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