Submerged lands[edit]

The Sahul Shelf and the Sunda Shelf during the last glacial maximum and today. The area in between is called “Wallacea“.

Map showing hypothetical extent of Doggerland, c. 8,000 BC

Although the existence of lost continents in the above sense is mythical (aside from Zealandia[2] and Greater Adria[3]), there were many places on Earth that were once dry land, but submerged after the ice age around 10,000 BCE due to rising sea levels, and possibly were the basis for Neolithic and Bronze Age flood myths. Some were lost due to coastal erosion or volcanic eruptions. An (incomplete) list follows:

Lost continents[edit]

Mythological lands[edit]

Plato‘s Atlantis described in Timaeus and Critias