The Great Deluge, a global flood. (1869).

Evidence of The Great Flood – Real or a Myth? Part I

(Read the article on one page)

Around this period, in addition to all the glacier meltwater that heavily flowed into the Atlantic, two enormous glacial lakes in North America burst open, first Lake Agassiz and later Lake Ojibway, and began to drain into the northern Atlantic. Lake Agassiz alone, covering an area larger than all of the modern Great Lakes combined (440,000 square kilometers), at times it contained more water than all the lakes in the world today. It is estimated that the outburst flood caused by the collapse of Lake Agassiz alone may have been responsible for sea levels to rise globally by as much as nine feet. The total fresh water outflow from both lakes was so immense that not only quickly raised sea levels worldwide by several feet, but this incident may have ultimately caused the “8.2 kilo-year event” that followed approximately 8,200 years ago (a mini ice age that lasted up to four centuries).

Map of Glacial Lake Agassiz and Lake Ojibway ca 7900 YBP.

Map of Glacial Lake Agassiz and Lake Ojibway ca 7900 YBP. (CC BY-SA 3.0)

It was during this time when most coastal civilizations around the planet were lost. The continuous, rapid rise of the sea during this period (by an average of six to nine meters [20 to 30 feet] per century or more), along with the adverse climatic conditions that accompanied this phenomenon, made it impossible for the remnants of any civilization to reestablish itself.

The Return of Humanity

Only after 7000 BC when the ocean levels finally began stabilizing, human life once more began to return to normal. Coastal sites no longer had to be abandoned for higher ground, at least for the most part, and between 6000 BC and 5000 BC, once more, we begin to see signs of human activity closer to the sea. Is it a mere coincidence that our “recorded” history happens to start around this time? Is it true that early humans were too primitive to leave traces of their existence behind, or the early pages of our history were “washed away” by the Great Flood of the last ice age? After all, it seems that as soon as the adverse climatic conditions receded, it did not take long for humans to thrive once again.

Christos A. Djonis is author of the book “ Uchronia? Atlantis Revealed ”.

Evidence of The Great Flood – Real, or a Myth? Part II Coming soon...

Featured image: The Great Deluge, a global flood. (1869). (Public Domain)

By Christos A. Djonis


What is missing is that there is telescoping of historical events. Plato wrote in the Timaeus that the Egyptian priests told Solon that the Greeks only remember the last flood of Deucalion and have merged the three previous floods into that one. The Flood of Xiusudra (Utnapishtim) happened in Mesopotamia when the meteor that created the 18 mile wide Burckle Crater east of Madagascar impacted in 3142 BCE and caused a massive tsunami to rush northwards and up the Persian Gulf. It flooded an area 100 miles wide and 400 miles long. It left a 10' layer of mud with pottery below and pottery above, but nothing in that 10', as was excavated by Wooley in the 1920s. The Flood of Noah was a retelling of this flood, which was then telescoped into, or merged with, the end of the Ice Age, 5500 years previously. If you can't tease apart the two events, you will never get the story straight.
As a final point, that is a wretched map of Lake Agassiz and Lake Ojibway. Much better ones are available online.

Tsurugi's picture

I'm fairly certain this article depicts a model of the end of the ice age that is a bit outdated. The best evidence now is pointing to a cosmic impact or series of impacts directly into the North American ice sheet, which melted a huge amount of the ice immediately, along with setting off earthquakes and volcanoes all around the globe. The immense ejecta plume from the impacts caused molten droplets of ejecta material to rain down all over the planet, setting off a global firestorm which consumed nearly all of the plant matter on earth. The smoke, combined with the soot and ash from the volcanoes, darkened the skies and caused rapid cooling and the onset of the Younger Dryas, which lasted for about a thousand years.
Another catastrophic impact event took place around 10,500 BC, which again caused catastrophic melting and global floodwaters. The large portion of the impactors this time went into the oceans, hurling vast amounts of water vapor into the atmosphere, resulting in torrential rain around the globe that likely carried on for months before finally abating. Another effect of the water vapor in the atmosphere was drastic warming, on the order of 10 C(18 F) within a few years, contributing to the continued breakup of the ice sheets.

It's a crazy story but it has the best of modern science behind it(even though many modern scientists do not like it at all), see the work of Firestone and West, et al.

Abebooks, Biblio amazon should all have it.  Although I live in France I was able to find it easely

Si vis pacem, para bellum

Cheers. I'll see if I can find the book online. I guess political "spin" was alive and kicking,even back in the First Millennium, and even the Pope wasn't safe from the fallout from political correctness in days when politics WAS the Church.

Actually there is a very good book worth reading about Sylvester II and it mostly on his mathematical studies.  The guy was a genius.  The book’s name is “The abacus and the Cross”  by Nancy Mary Brown.  You would be surprised by what was known even before the year 1000 

Si vis pacem, para bellum


Register to become part of our active community, get updates, receive a monthly newsletter, and enjoy the benefits and rewards of our member point system OR just post your comment below as a Guest.

Human Origins

Photo of Zecharia Sitchin (left)(CC0)Akkadian cylinder seal dating to circa 2300 BC depicting the deities Inanna, Utu, and Enki, three members of the Anunnaki.(right)
In a previous 2-part article (1), the authors wrote about the faulty associations of the Sumerian deities known as the Anunnaki as they are portrayed in the books, television series, and other media, which promotes Ancient Astronaut Theory (hereafter “A.A.T.”).

Ancient Technology

Roman glass (not the legendary flexible glass). Landesmuseum Württemberg, Stuttgart.
Imagine a glass you can bend and then watch it return to its original form. A glass that you drop but it doesn’t break. Stories say that an ancient Roman glassmaker had the technology to create a flexible glass, ‘vitrium flexile’, but a certain emperor decided the invention should not be.

Our Mission

At Ancient Origins, we believe that one of the most important fields of knowledge we can pursue as human beings is our beginnings. And while some people may seem content with the story as it stands, our view is that there exists countless mysteries, scientific anomalies and surprising artifacts that have yet to be discovered and explained.

The goal of Ancient Origins is to highlight recent archaeological discoveries, peer-reviewed academic research and evidence, as well as offering alternative viewpoints and explanations of science, archaeology, mythology, religion and history around the globe.

We’re the only Pop Archaeology site combining scientific research with out-of-the-box perspectives.

By bringing together top experts and authors, this archaeology website explores lost civilizations, examines sacred writings, tours ancient places, investigates ancient discoveries and questions mysterious happenings. Our open community is dedicated to digging into the origins of our species on planet earth, and question wherever the discoveries might take us. We seek to retell the story of our beginnings. 

Ancient Image Galleries

View from the Castle Gate (Burgtor). (Public Domain)
Door surrounded by roots of Tetrameles nudiflora in the Khmer temple of Ta Phrom, Angkor temple complex, located today in Cambodia. (CC BY-SA 3.0)
Cable car in the Xihai (West Sea) Grand Canyon (CC BY-SA 4.0)
Next article