December 10, 2012

Noah’s flood: For real(?)

Filed under: Biblical archaeology — acagle @ 8:28 pm

Evidence Noah’s Biblical Flood Happened, Says Robert Ballard

“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.”

This isn’t exactly a new idea, it’s been kicking around for a while. I’d thought Ballard had already done some work on finding ancient shorelines, or maybe he was just going to do that.

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