Story at a glance:

  • Doggerland is a landmass that was once a connection between Britain and the continent of Europe.
  • More than 200 objects were discovered and are now part of the National Museum of Antiquities in Leiden.
  • Doggerland’s demise came more than 8,200 years ago when a tsunami buried the land.

Doggerland, a landmass that once connected Britain and the continent of Europe, was thought to be lost to the ages after a tsunami more than 8,200 years ago flooded the area and left little in its wake. 

Now, thanks to a pioneering team of archaeologists, the world is getting new insights into the Atlantis-like territory — which is the heart of a new exhibition at the National Museum of Antiquities in Leiden.

The exhibition, titled "Doggerland: Lost World in the North Sea," showcases more than 200 objects unearthed by archaeologists, The Guardian reports. 


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Scouring the area along the Dutch coastline, archaeologists were able to piece together what the lost piece of land would look like today, Express reports.

Items on display include a deer bone with an embedded arrowhead, fossils, mammoth molars and a fragment of a skull from a young male Neanderthal, according to The Guardian.

Before Doggerland’s demise, the territory was said to be rich with human life and large herds of cave lions, wolves and sabre-toothed cats, among other animals.  


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Published on Aug 03, 2021