This little article is just something to clear up a question pondered by many people - when was the great flood? As I first started reading about ancient mysteries and the different flood myths involved I became confused about the timelines of the different flood myths and why there seemed so much disagreement. I'm sure many other people are kind of confused on this part and are unsure of the answer as well.
Basically, there are 2 flood myths
we hear about all the time - not one! The most famous of them all is that of Noah's flood. There are other heroes of this flood as well, such as Utnapishtim, but I'm sure the name Noah clears it up better for you. This flood took place around 4000 B.C. in the ancient Mesopotamia area - now known as Iraq. The flood covered about 400 square miles and was largely based between the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers (Mesopotamia literally means "land between the rivers"). During these times, Mesopotamia was really the only striving civilization around so when they talk about a flood covering the world, to them, Mesopotamia really was the entire world. After the flood, the Sumerian civilization developed and all's history from there.
The other great flood referred to in a hundred other flood myths throughout the world is the one dealing with the sinking of Atlantis. This happened about 10,500 B.C. This one did, literally, affect most of the planet. There are numerous theories on happenings around this time - some including pole shifts and the scientifically accepted end of the last ice age. Studies have shown the Great Pyramids of Giza and the Sphynx could date to this era.
Hopefully this article clears a little up about the 2 main flood myths. Simply put, one happened around 4000 B.C. in the Persian Gulf area, the other around 10,500 B.C. which changed the world. If I cleared this up for one other person confused like I was, then this article was worth it. It took me a couple years to figure out there were a couple different floods!
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