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One more great, non mythical, flood

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    Posted: 01 Oct 2011 at 08:04
So, we have the flood of Gilgamesh, Deucalion, Noah and ~ 200 other minor stories about a great flood that occurred in remote times. If the Black sea deluge gave birth to the myth of Deucalion (and Noah?) then the Persian Gulf flood must have given birth to Gilgamesh.

The article below describes the evidence for a fertile plain in the Persian gulf that gradually flooded 8000 years ago (same time as the flood in the Black Sea)!

http://www.livescience.com/10340-lost-civilization-existed-beneath-persian-gulf.html




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Originally posted by Flipper Flipper wrote:

So, we have the flood of Gilgamesh, Deucalion, Noah and ~ 200 other minor stories about a great flood that occurred in remote times. If the Black sea deluge gave birth to the myth of Deucalion (and Noah?) then the Persian Gulf flood must have given birth to Gilgamesh.

The article below describes the evidence for a fertile plain in the Persian gulf that gradually flooded 8000 years ago (same time as the flood in the Black Sea)!

http://www.livescience.com/10340-lost-civilization-existed-beneath-persian-gulf.html

It sounds very reasonable there will be a lot to find underwater in those partas of the world - and even in most other parts were large areas of former land has been covered by the oceans - (or lakes, rivers). for me it seems much more likely that future discoveries under the seas will "revrite history" significantly than that it will not (if most remains have not perished, if researchers will find them, and if they have the means to make research of course). I even have an idea we will find out some cultures of the world were in many ways not as "primitive" as it may seem at surface, simply because archaeologists have not yet been the "right places" - that may very weel lie under current sea surface.
We don´t even need "flood myths" here.
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Well, underwater archaeology is the "new black" for some years now. For example in Alexandria the last 10-15 years there has been a lot of effort to uncover underwater parts of the city. The same is going on in Crete right now and from what I know in Spain there are similar attempts.

It doesn't take much knowledge of maths, to calculate the amount of water that was held as ice during the ice age. When that melted the sea level rose considerably. Imagine that it might caused the agricultural revolution in Europe. It is estimated that ~ 200 000 people might have mass migrated from Anatolia to Greece and then to the rest of Europe around 8000 years ago.
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Coastal areas are now and has been fertile, rich and populated far above average throughout history, I think. So we should expect it was the same when sea-level were above or under current level. Water may always have been the most significant factor for human populations.
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