British Atlantis

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A marine archaeological dig has started off the Suffolk coast to locate a prosperous medieval city swallowed by the sea. A research team from the University of Southampton began their search at Dunwich on June 5th using acoustic imaging technology. The group, which is funded by English Heritage and the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, hope to find evidence of 16 large buildings, including a monastery and palace, dating from the 14th century. The prosperous Middle Ages port was submerged five centuries ago following coastal erosion.

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