Numerous myths and legends from all over the ancient world make reference to the famous universal flood.
Even some stories speak of more than one flood whipping humanity, but the common denominator among practically everyone is that the ‘gods’ used them to punish disobedience, immorality, greed and other forms of human corruption.
Science, on the other hand, has been trying to rationalize these events, seeking verification of natural disasters that could have been interpreted as “acts of the gods.”
The universal flood is one of the research topics.
At the moment, there are two predominant theories about the biblical story of Noah’s Ark and the universal flood. The most popular refers to the flooding of the Black Sea.
This theory was initially proposed in 1990 by two scientists from Columbia University, William Ryan and Walter Pitman.
Archaeologists have found evidence of a shipwrecked ship and ancient ceramics, as well as remains of people who died in a great flood in the Black Sea about 7,000 years ago.
They estimate that more than 150,000 square kilometers of land was submerged underwater at one time.
This theory suggests that the flood disaster may have been narrated later with the story of Noah and the universal flood.
Robert Ballard, an explorer and archaeologist who found the shattered remains of the Titanic, strongly supports the Black Sea theory and is trying to discover more evidence to support it.
The second theory, which was proposed by archaeologist Bruce Masse in 2004, refers to a comet crashed on Earth 5000 years ago, creating huge tsunamis and climate changes that led to the flooding of many areas.
His evidence is based on mythological accounts and ancient drawings, but there is no solid indication to support this vision.
According to the Bible, specifically Genesis, Noah’s Ark finally “docked” in the mountains of Ararat (near Turkey). However, despite numerous attempts, no evidence has been found of its existence.
What all these scientists do not take into account is the period of time in which the Bible calculates the universal flood, between the II and III millennium BC. C.
The fact is that there is no scientific evidence to show that a specific flood occurred in this period.
However, it seems impossible that it is a coincidence that so many myths and legends from different cultures around the world refer to the same event.
Did a huge flood really hit the earth? If so, where and when did this flood occur and how was mankind able to withstand this natural catastrophe and start over?