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The Sunken City

Welsh writer Phil Carradice investigates the legend of a lost kingdom submerged beneath the waves of Cardigan Bay.

Welsh writer Phil Carradice investigates the legend of a lost realm submerged beneath the waves of Cardigan Bay. A well-known story in Wales, recorded as early as the ninth century, it has striking similarities with Breton stories of a kingdom drowned on account of the folly and arrogance of its citizens. Whether or not it embodies a folk memory of catastrophic inundation is debatable. But as the sea level rises and threatens coastal settlements, the tale is as relevant today as in the past.

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