Noahs Flood discussion
This is a discussion thread for the following file:<br><br><b><a href=http://www.googleearthhacks.com/dlfile14061/Noahs-Flood.htm>Noahs Flood</a></b><br><br>The most spectacular event of the 6th millennium BC was the catastrophic flooding of the (freshwater) Black Sea from the (saltwater) Mediterranean, around 5550 BC.<br />
When the natural dam of the Bosporus burst the resulting waterfall would have dwarfed the Victoria Falls.<br />
Within two years, 20,000 square miles of prime Ukrainian freshwater lakefront had permanently disappeared under undrinkable saltwater up to 510 feet deep.<br />
Many regions, throughout the surrounding area, show many new cultural artefacts accompanying agriculture in the mid 6th millennium, so it may represent the movement of a displaced population. <br />
The flood correlates approximately in southern Greece with an ill-distinguished Middle-Neolithic/Late-Neolithic boundary<br />
At the time, the oldest known written language in the middle-east was Sumerian and it was this language that first recounted the flood-legends.<br><br><img src=http://www.googleearthhacks.com/images/new/080505/965929Clipboard06.jpg>
A good job on this. It might also be interesting to see this correspond to rates of flooding; this 7500 bc flood was probably very fast, necessitating relocating miles each day.
I wonder if the initial lake level now corresponds to the anoxic zone. Hmm...