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Leading archeologist discusses evidence for biblical flood

Catholic World News - December 12, 2012

Robert Ballard, a leading underwater archeologist who discovered the wreck of the Titanic in 1985, says he has found evidence in the Black Sea for the flood described by the Book of Genesis.

ABC News reported:

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."

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  • Posted by: filioque - Dec. 13, 2012 2:29 AM ET USA

    Archeological evidence for a shoreline several hundred feet below the present surface has been available for years. I remember being taught in Bible class in Catholic high school that many ancient cultures had a flood story, it was just a common myth so the Hebrews picked it up, too. But I thought it would be more reasonable to think that everyone had the story because it really happened.

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