Mythical 'Sunken Kingdom' of Wales rises again

Mail Online | 5/22/2019 | Joe Pinkstone For Mailonline
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A prehistoric forest which was buried under water and sand more than 4,500 years ago and inspired a local legend has been uncovered on a Welsh beach.

The forest of Borth used to stretch for up to three miles along the shore between Ynys-las and Borth and eventually was buried under layers of peat, sand and saltwater.

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The skeletal trees under Borth's beach led to the local legend of the mythical Sunken Kingdom of Wales, called Cantre'r Gwaelod.

Folklore says the forest drowned beneath the waves but it has now been revealed by low tides and high winds from Storm Hannah.

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In 2014, shin-high stumps were visible for the first time, but locals said they were soon mostly recovered by sand.

A storm this week combined with the low tide to expose the Bronze Age forest to curious passer-bys.

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Thick trunks and sprawling roots were seen in their entirety for the first time in thousands of years.

Locals said they think it is the most of the forest to be...
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