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2014-Apr-21, 03:41 AM
Sundaland (a large of Southeast Asia), Zealandia (a "continent" which consisted of current New Zealand and the ocean that surrounded it, was said to be 3.5 million square kilometre...)
Kerguelen plateau, which consists of Kergulen island and some small islands, was a sizable microcontinent three times the size of Japan.
Maui Nui, the greater Hawaiian Island, was another famous case of lost lands.
Beringia was known to be fairly massive lands previously.
I believe that Zealandia and Kerguelen plateau have been debunked recently; if so, Sundaland would represent greatest land loss in earth's history.

John Mendenhall
2014-Apr-22, 02:58 AM

2014-Apr-22, 01:32 PM
There have been lost lands in places much closer to us... northern adriatic sea and the black sea for example... but it happened in a remote geologic past... so we have no memory of people and places...

2014-Apr-22, 02:34 PM
There's also Doggerland (http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doggerland).

2014-Apr-22, 03:32 PM
There's also Doggerland (http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doggerland).

Things that amuse me: I actually knew where that was because of my interest in naval history! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Dogger_Bank_(1915)

2014-Apr-23, 07:50 PM
Let us not forget what is now the Mediterranean sea: filled in less than two years (http://phys.org/news179598629.html) 5.3 million years ago.

2014-May-01, 12:28 PM
There's also Doggerland (http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doggerland).

Prehistoric North Sea 'Atlantis' hit by 5m tsunami (http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-27224243)
... 5m tsunami 8,200 years ago.
The wave was generated by a catastrophic subsea landslide off the coast of Norway.
Analysis suggests the tsunami over-ran Doggerland, a low-lying landmass that has since vanished beneath the waves.
"It was abandoned by Mesolithic tribes about 8,000 years ago, which is when the Storegga slide happened," said Dr Jon Hill from Imperial College London."
The wave could have wiped out the last people to occupy this island.

2014-May-10, 06:00 PM
BBC Time Team has a pretty good documentary of the Doggerland tsunami on YouTube

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2014-May-10, 07:06 PM
Reading Stephen Baxter (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stone_Spring) recently taught me about Doggerland.

2014-May-13, 03:30 PM
Were you aware there was a big battle (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Dogger_Bank_(1915)) fought in Doggerland during WWI?

2014-May-13, 03:32 PM
Were you aware there was a big battle (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Dogger_Bank_(1915)) fought in Doggerland during WWI?

ETA: Dang, I see I already linked to that. I'm a moron today.