About 400 feet below the surface, they found an ancient shoreline, which proves to Ballard that the Biblical Flood did indeed occur in the Black Sea region. He carbon dated shells at the shoreline, and said that he believes they have established a timeline of the event, which he believes happened around 5,000 BC.
“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 Biblical account of Noah and the Great Flood is not unique to the Bible. Many flood myths have been handed down in different cultures over time, long before the Noah story appeared in the Bible. Many archaeologists believe that such an event may have happened, even if it doesn’t strictly match up to legendary accounts.
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