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Though we may have them in the foreseeable future. Thanks to cutting-edge underwater sonar cameras, we may be able to see images of Britain's 'Atlantis', the sunken city of Dunwich. Earning its nickname from its gradual disappearance due to coastal erosion, Dunwich was the capital of East Anglia 1,500 years ago.

There have been numerous dives since marine archaeologist Stuart Bacon discovered debris from the site in 1970, but high silt levels prevent visibility beyond a few centimetres.

From the article:

Mr Sear, professor in physical geography at the University of Southampton, said: "Technical advances have massively improved our ability to create accurate acoustic images of the seafloor."

The expedition will use the latest sonar, underwater camera and scanning equipment to build up a picture of the ancient sunken city, that lies between 10ft (3m) and 50ft (15m) down.

June 2015

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