Mon 9 Oct, 2006 12:51 am
If you had been alive 18,000 years ago, you could have walked in a straight line from Cork to Stockholm. The floor of the North Sea was land. Objects have been found from that strange, drowned world. A carefully sharpened flint scraper has been retrieved by Norwegians drilling for oil in 450 feet of water 100 miles east of Shetland. Spearheads and mammal and rhinoceros teeth have been dragged up by trawlermen on the Dogger Bank. Sometimes in their trawls fishermen find lumps of peat from forgotten moors. It is an unsettling fact that tens of thousands of people once knew the floor of the North Sea as well as any of us might know the Yorkshire Dales or the Sussex Downs.
Online report from today's The Guardian: Living on the edge
(Photos from The Guardian, 09.10.2006, pages G2, 4 - 9)
Yes, and it's been going on for a longish time too:
I wonder which effects are - or have been or will be - greater ...
We can always sell it back to them, how much do you think we should ask as an opening price, sheesh we can make a few quid here lads!
.99 pence - otherwise you have to much to pay at ebay!
We know it's only worth 99p Walt, (If you count the Trossachs as being worth 90p) but don't tell the Yanks that..
One loony thought he was buying Tower Bridge a few years back and gave millions for the old London Bridge, I bet he got a shock when they put it together in Arizona.
Lets start the ball rolling at £500 million!