December 11, 2012
In 1985, using a robotic submersible equipped with remote-controlled cameras, Robert Ballard and his crew hunted down the world’s most famous shipwreck, the Titanic. Now Ballard is using even more advanced robotic technology to travel farther back in time. Ballard and his team went to the Black Sea region to look for the flood.
Four hundred feet below the surface, they unearthed an ancient shoreline, proof to Ballard that a catastrophic event did happen in the Black Sea. By carbon dating shells found along the shoreline, Ballard said he believes they have established a timeline for that catastrophic event, which he estimates happened around 5,000 BC. Some experts believe this was around the time when Noah’s flood could have occurred.
A Black Sea region mega-flood. Many archaeologists believe that such an event may have happened, even if it doesn’t strictly match up to legendary accounts.
By JENNA MILLMAN, BRYAN TAYLOR and LAUREN EFFRON (@LEffron831)
Dec. 10, 2012
December 10, 2012