Many have dedicated their lives to searching for the mythical city, first written about by Greek philosopher Plato. However, it may have been hiding off the coast of Britain all along. An entire hidden underwater city was discovered by oil company divers working with science teams back in 2012.
Doggerland, a huge area of dry land that stretched from Scotland to Denmark was slowly submerged by water between 18,000 BC and 5,500 BC, it was revealed on Netflix’s “Atlantis” documentary.
The 2018 series detailed: “Divers from an oil company working in the North Sea discovered the remains of a drowned ancient city.
“Its suspected population is estimated to be well into the tens of thousands.
“A team of climatologists, archaeologists and geophysicists have now mapped the area which has revealed how vast this land once was.
“Many are now claiming it was the heart of Europe, dating back some 8,000 years.
“It began to submerged into the sea about 20,000 years ago.”
Organised by Dr Richard Bates of the Department of Earth Sciences at St Andrew’s, the Drowned Landscapes exhibit revealed the human story behind Doggerland.
Dr Bates, a geophysicist, said back in 2012: “Doggerland was the real heartland of Europe until sea levels rose to give us the UK coastline of today.
“We have speculated for years on the lost land’s existence from bones dredged by fishermen all over the North Sea.
“But it’s only since working with oil companies in the last few years that we have been able to re-create what this lost land looked like.
“When the data was first being processed, I thought it unlikely to give us any useful information, however as more area was covered it revealed a vast and complex landscape.
“We have now been able to model its flora and fauna, build up a picture of the ancient people that lived there and begin to understand some of the dramatic events that subsequently changed the land.”