Noah's Flood

Noah's Flood

The New Scientific Discoveries About the Event That Changed History

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Over the millennia, the legend of a great deluge has endured in the biblical story of Noah and in such Middle Eastern myths as the epic of Gilgamesh. Now two distinguished geophysicists have discovered a catastrophic event that changed history, a gigantic flood 7,600 years ago in what is today the Black Sea.
Using sound waves and coring devices to probe the sea floor, William Ryan and Walter Pitman revealed clear evidence that this inland body of water had once been a vast freshwater lake lying hundreds of feet below the level of the world's rising oceans. Sophisticated dating techniques confirmed that 7,600 years ago the mounting seas had burst through the narrow Bosporus valley, and the salt water of the Mediterranean had poured into the lake with unimaginable force, racing over beaches and up rivers, destroying or chasing all life before it. The rim of the lake, which had served as an oasis, a Garden of Eden for farms and villages in a vast region of semi-desert, became a sea of death. The people fled, dispersing their languages, genes, and memories.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2000, c1998
Edition: 1st Touchstone ed. --
ISBN: 9780684859200
Branch Call Number: 930.2/RYA 4565nf 2


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Jan 13, 2016

see: Black Sea deluge hypothesis
and . . .
Ballard & the Black Sea
“Almost every culture on Earth includes an ancient flood story. Details vary, but the basic plot is the same: Deluge kills all but a lucky few.”
and . . .
“Noah's Not-so-big Flood : New evidence rebuts controversial theory of Black Sea deluge”
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution – Oceanus Magazine
By Lonny Lippsett :: Originally published online August 14, 2009 : In print Vol. 47, No. 2, Sep. 2009

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