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Storm Hannah reveals mysterious sunken forest buried under peat and sand for 4500 years

BORTH, WALES – MAY 24: A close-up of a petrified old tree on May 24, 2019 in Borth, Wales. A prehistoric forest that was buried under the water and sand of more than 4500 years ago, was discovered on the beach between Ynys-las and Borth in mid-Wales. The forest has become associated with the myth of a sunken civilization known as Cantrer Gwaelod, or the Sunken Hundred, and followers believe the area was once a fertile land and the municipality stretches over 20 km. The remains of the forest for the trees, preserved in the local peat, are exposed by low water levels and high winds from the recent Storm Hanna. (Photo by Matthew Horwood/Getty Images)

A mysterious prehistoric forest is again increased on a French beach due to Storm Hanna.

The collection of old tree stumps were buried under water and sand for more than 4,500 years ago, and now people are connecting to an old legend about a sunken civilization’.

The forest is associated with a 17th-Century myth called ‘Cantre’ r Gwaelod, or the Sunken Hundred”.

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It is thought that the trees belonged to the ancient forest of Borth once stretched for two to three miles along the shore between Ynys-las and Borth in Wales.

This area is said to be a city, surrounded by fertile agricultural land and protected by the locks.

An old legend states that the land was drowned when a priest named Mererid neglected her duties at the fairy and she was in charge of and could overflow.

This petrified forest is partially revealed before, but never in this extent.

BORTH, WALES – MAY 24: A general view of the old fossilized trees on the 24th of May 2019 in Borth, Wales. A prehistoric forest that was buried under the water and sand of more than 4500 years ago, was discovered on the beach between Ynys-las and Borth in mid-Wales. The forest has become associated with the myth of a sunken civilization known as Cantrer Gwaelod, or the Sunken Hundred, and followers believe the area was once a fertile land and the municipality stretches over 20 km. The remains of the forest for the trees, preserved in the local peat, are exposed by low water levels and high winds from the recent Storm Hanna. (Photo by Matthew Horwood/Getty Images)

The area is often referred to as the Atlantis of Wales, and several archaeological discoveries have been made, such as fossilized human and animal footprints.

Some residents say they still hear the bells of the drowned church of Cantre ‘ r Gwaelod on a quiet day.

High-speed wind Storm Hannah managed to unearth the prehistoric tree with roots that had been preserved under a thick layer of peat and sand.

This is the first time that some of these trees would have been seen for thousands of years.

This story originally appeared in The Sun.

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