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.
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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