A new theory suggests that the Biblical flood of Noah may have been caused by the Canada’s ancient super-sized Lake Agassiz bursting it’s banks 8,000 years ago, burying ancient civilizations and created the Persian Gulf.
The resulting rise of the Indian Ocean flooded a Great Britain-sized expanse of the Arabian peninsula that had previously been above water and was certainly inhabited by peoples for as long as 100 millennia, Rose told Canada’s Postmedia News.
The worldwide deluge created the present-day Persian Gulf and drowned shorelines around the Arabian peninsula, along the northeast coast of Africa and elsewhere around the world, the news agency quoted him as saying.
The deluge would have submerged key archeological evidence of the early evolution of human race, including its migration out of Africa and the cultural developments that led to the early civilizations of the Middle East, he said.
Rose said his theory has been boosted by recent archeological discoveries along the Persian Gulf coast which show advanced cultures with no apparent previous settlements to explain how they attained their level of cultural sophistication, according to the news agency. ‘These settlements boast well-built, permanent stone houses, long-distance trade networks, elaborately decorated pottery, domesticated animals, and even evidence for one of the oldest boats in the world,” said Rose.
‘Perhaps it is no coincidence that the founding of such remarkably well-developed communities along the shoreline corresponds with the flooding of the Persian Gulf basin around 8,000 years ago.
‘These new colonists may have come from the heart of the Gulf, displaced by rising water levels that plunged the once fertile landscape beneath the waters of the Indian Ocean.”