There is some pretty cool happenings in the world of archaeology:
According to a controversial theory proposed by two Columbia University scientists, there really was one in the Black Sea region. They believe that the now-salty Black Sea was once an isolated freshwater lake surrounded by farmland, until it was flooded by an enormous wall of water from the rising Mediterranean Sea. The force of the water was two hundred times that of Niagara Falls, sweeping away everything in its path.
Fascinated by the idea, Ballard and his team decided to investigate.
“We went in there to look for the flood,” he said. “Not just a slow moving, advancing rise of sea level, but a really big flood that then stayed… The land that went under stayed under.”
Four hundred feet below the surface, they unearthed an ancient shoreline, proof to Ballard that a catastrophic event did happen in the Black Sea. By carbon dating shells found along the shoreline, Ballard said he believes they have established a timeline for that catastrophic event, which he estimates happened around 5,000 BC. Some experts believe this was around the time when Noah’s flood could have occurred.
“It probably was a bad day,” Ballard said. “At some magic moment, it broke through and flooded this place violently, and a lot of real estate, 150,000 square kilometers of land, went under.”
The theory goes on to suggest that the story of this traumatic event, seared into the collective memory of the survivors, was passed down from generation to generation and eventually inspired the biblical account of Noah.
There is no contradiction between science and faith. As a matter of fact, science is all based on faith – theories – though some may want you to believe otherwise.
- Evidence Noah’s flood did indeed happen (wnd.com)
- Noah’s Biblical Flood Actually Happened, Suggests New Evidence (khq.com)
- ‘Noah’s Ark Flood’ Existed: Archaeologist (newsy.com)
- Acclaimed Underwater Explorer Says Biblical Story Of Noah’s Flood Is True (huffingtonpost.com)
- Archaeologist Finds Evidence Of Great Flood (telegraph.co.uk)