In 2015, a 2,600-year-old shipwreck discovered off the coast of Gela in southern Sicily was found to contain 39 ingots of a mysterious alloy that archaeologists believe is the ancient metal known as orichalcum, a metal that Plato described as decorating the walls of the temple of Poseidon in Atlantis. Upon re-examining the wreck, archaeologists have uncovered new artifacts, including a jar, two Corinthian helmets, and 47 additional ingots of the mysterious metal.
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This week we take a fantastic journey into one of Dreamland’s favorite places, the realm of the lost past. Our guide is an all-time favorite guest, Andrew Collins, who has taken us on many a remarkable journey since his first appearance on Dreamland in 2002.
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A new archaeological expedition aims to uncover evidence to gain more insight into Britain’s Neolithic peoples, who inhabited the area of the North Sea over 7,500 years ago. The project is especially ambitious, as the dig site has been submerged beneath the sea since that time.

Being called the ‘British Atlantis’ by some, the area called Doggerland, now covered by the North Sea, originally connected Great Britain to the European mainland, but following the end of the last ice age, it became submerged as global sea levels rose. Previous evidence of a Neolithic culture living there has been uncovered in recent years, and points toward
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