Noah's Flood: The New Scientific Discoveries About The Event That Changed History

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Simon and Schuster, 25.01.2000. - 319 страница
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Over the millennia, the legend of a great deluge has endured in the biblical story of Noah and in such Middle Eastern myths as the epic of Gilgamesh. Now two distinguished geophysicists have discovered a catastrophic event that changed history, a gigantic flood 7,600 years ago in what is today the Black Sea.
Using sound waves and coring devices to probe the sea floor, William Ryan and Walter Pitman revealed clear evidence that this inland body of water had once been a vast freshwater lake lying hundreds of feet below the level of the world's rising oceans. Sophisticated dating techniques confirmed that 7,600 years ago the mounting seas had burst through the narrow Bosporus valley, and the salt water of the Mediterranean had poured into the lake with unimaginable force, racing over beaches and up rivers, destroying or chasing all life before it. The rim of the lake, which had served as an oasis, a Garden of Eden for farms and villages in a vast region of semi-desert, became a sea of death. The people fled, dispersing their languages, genes, and memories.
 

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Let's take a look at the historical evidence to find where the Great Flood took place. That's the concept that William Ryan and Walter Pitman came up with some years ago, and through dedicated ... Прочитајте целу рецензију

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“We need not try to make history out of legend, but we ought to assume that beneath much that is artificial or incredible there lurks something of fact.” –C. Leonard Wooley, 1934 With this quote, the ... Прочитајте целу рецензију

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List of Maps
9
Note to the Reader
12
Witnesses
13
The Discovery of the Flood Story
19
Deciphering the Legend
21
Conversions
31
Visions of Palaces
36
The Face of the Deep
45
Aquanauts
118
Immigrants
128
Close Encounter
135
Beachcombers
143
Back of the Envelope
152
Who Was There and Where Did They
163
Anybody There?
165
The Diaspora
188

Ur of the Chaldees
52
The Discovery of a Real Flood
59
Hidden River
61
Gibraltars Waterfall
73
Vanished Deserts
93
Pontus Axenus
101
Red Hill
108
The Flood Stories Told
227
Other Myths
238
A Telling of Atrahasis
253
Acknowledgments
261
Index
303
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William B. F. Ryan and Walter C. Pitman are senior scientists at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University and recipients of the Shepard Medal of excellence in marine geology.

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