There was Noah
Is Noah's Ark stranded on Mount Ararat based on facts?
The sea level did not reach Mount Ararat
No. Mount Ararat, which stands on the Turkish-Armenian border, is over 5,000 meters high. Getting a sea level there in a geologically understandable way is simply impossible - if you assume that it is a historical fact.
One could of course also say: "Noah's Ark stranded on Mount Ararat" does not have to mean that the ark is stranded at an altitude of 5,000 meters. It could also be stranded further down, around 1,000 or 2,000 meters. But that too is geologically completely ruled out. Because even if you assume that all the ice on earth would melt one day, you would still have an ascent of a few tens of meters, but that's about it.
In comparison: In the last ice age, when much more ice was bound and when there were many more glaciers, the sea level was 100 to 120 meters lower than today. If you let all the ice melt, it might be another 80 to 100 meters higher. But that would not be enough to leave a "Noah's Ark" stranded on Mount Ararat.
So it's no wonder for me that nothing was found there. Stone arches have been found. It was assumed that the fossil or petrified remains of "Noah's Ark" could be. But none of this turned out to be truth or actual sensation.
Gigantic flooding on the Black Sea 7,500 years ago?
There is information - but this has less to do with the Ararat - that there was apparently a gigantic flood on the Black Sea 7,500 years ago. This means that the Black Sea was 100 to 120 meters deeper than it is today, even during the Ice Ages. That was a freshwater lake. And then - according to the theory, which is increasingly being corroborated - the sea level rose after the Ice Age due to the melting of glaciers, and the Mediterranean rose. At some point it flooded the Bosporus. And then a lot of water came down the Bosphorus: 20 times more powerful than Niagara Falls, they say.
As a result, the Black Sea became, firstly, salty and, secondly, the sea level rose. But not much higher than it is today. That's the other theory. The search on Mount Ararat has nothing to do with these newer findings.
Flooding: possibly influence on the Gilgamesh epic
If this flood actually happened 7,500 years ago, then this event may have triggered the Epic of Gilgamesh in Mesopotamia. And from this epic later the story of "Noah's Ark" emerged.
If that was the case, however, then the event 5500 BC. Took place. The Gilgamesh epic itself, however, did not come into being until 2,000 years later. That means that these 2,000 years should have been bridged by oral tradition. And whether that can be so or not is difficult to answer.
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