Tuesday 28 May 2019

Storm uncovers 4,500-year-old prehistoric forest in Wales

Petrified ancient trees in Borth, Wales

A mysterious prehistoric forest has risen again on a Welsh beach thanks to Storm Hannah.
The collection of ancient tree stumps had been buried under water and sand more than 4,500 years ago and now people are connecting it to an ancient legend about a “sunken civilization.”
The forest is being associated with a 17th century myth called “Cantre’r Gwaelod,” or the “Sunken Hundred.”
It’s thought that the trees belonged to the ancient forest of Borth, which once stretched for two to three miles along the shore between Ynys-las and Borth in Wales.
This area is believed to have been a town surrounded by fertile land for farming and protected by floodgates.


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