Noah’s Ark and the biblical flood have been sparkling intense debates among scientists and believers. Titanic Archaeologist Robert Ballard brings the debate back under the spotlight saying there is new evidence that the biblical flood may be real.
Many have travelled all across the planet looking for evidence that the biblical flood and Noah’s Ark really happened. Robert Ballard, a famous oceanographer and archaeologist who found the Titanic, says he has evidence that the Great Flood, the Bible describes, did happen 12,000 years ago.
Robert Ballard took a closer look at a theory proposed by scientists at the Columbia University. They claimed the biblical flood actually took place in the Black Sea region, when glaciers began to melt rapidly and pushed water through the Straits of Bosporus in Turkey. Columbia University scientists William Ryan and Walter Pitman wrote in 1997 that there where “ten cubic miles of water [that] poured through each day” causing a massive flood that lasted for at least 300 days.
“We went in there to look for the flood” said Robert Ballard about his research in the Black Sea region. “Not just a slow moving, advancing rise of sea level, but a really big flood that then stayed… The land that went under stayed under” the Titanic archaeologist told ABC News. So, in looking for the soil that had supposedly been flooded 12,000 years ago, about four hundred feet below the surface, Robert Ballard stumbled upon an ancient shoreline.
Using carbon dating on shells, the oceanographer managed to establish a timeline for a catastrophe that is estimated to have occurred around 5,000 BC. A timeline many experts believe coincides with the time the biblical flood took place. “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” Robert Ballard explained.
Robert Ballard and his team will return to Turkey next year to continue the research for evidence that the biblical flood existed. “We started finding structures that looked like they were man-made structures. That’s where we are focusing our attention right now”.
And if there’s anybody who stands a chance finding evidence of a ship that’s supposed to have existed 12,000 years ago, Robert Ballard is the man for the job. He found Titanic, Bismarck and a U.S. fleet that was lost in the Pacific.