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Roman maps tend to come in 2 types. They are original maps and not entirely accurate.  Or modern maps with limited amounts of historical information superimposed upon them.  

I often  wonder what the UK in 400ad actually looked like.  How much land has fallen into the sea since then.  How much marshland has been reclaimed?  Where did the rivers flow?  What rivers have been lost.  

If anyone gets a time machine for Christmas please screen shot Googlindium Mapimux and post it.  

But if anyone knows of a site that has that information please post a link.  I think it would be fascinating.  

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2 hours ago, Mandy Lifeboats said:

Thanks @mjmooneybut I would love to see something with more detail.  

Was Angelesey joined to Wales or is that just the resolution of the map? 

Menai people have asked that question before. Strait up!

Serious answer: The separation occurred about 8-9,000 years ago

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46 minutes ago, OutByEaster? said:

Is it still moving away?

 

The distance may be increasing by erosion but it isn't caused by an active fault so there's no movement as such. I think (but maybe wrong here), the initial opening was caused by tidal action

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2 hours ago, bickster said:

Menai people have asked that question before. Strait up!

Serious answer: The separation occurred about 8-9,000 years ago

Doggerland would still have been there then. Still fascinates me that we lost a whole big mofo of an island from the North Sea.

Now it's just a part of the shipping forecast.

EDIT : I see that in the map all the grey is land at that time.

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