The result of a thorough analysis of ancient trees in Europe, allowed US scientists to establish a rainfall map of the Old Continent during the last 2000 years. According to Medieval stories, a merciless famine ravaged across Europe during spring of 1315 taking the lives of thousands of people.
Now, a team of scientists of the Columbia University managed to unveil the causes of one of the most appalling episodes in the history of mankind. Through careful study of annual rings of cedars and other ancient trees of Germany, Scandinavia and parts of Britain, “contemporaries of the ancient Romans and Jesus”, scientists established a Climate Atlas that demonstrates the scope of the catastrophic Flood in the European Continent which occurred in the fourteenth century.
As researchers explain, the thickness of the ring growth of the trees follows factors limited or not to plant growth like temperature, yearly rainfall or sunshine intensity. The lower the rate of rainfall, the thinner and darker the rings of the trees appear.
Researchers were able to establish that the famine suffered by Europe in the early fourteenth century was generated by very high rainfall, absolutely abnormal and biblical proportions, in most of the continent from Ireland to Poland, Belarus and Lithuania. Italy, Southern Spain and the Byzantine territory were spared by the catastrophic event.
Evidence of a giant ‘worldwide’ deluge has been found in other locations according to researchers. One of the best examples of such can be seen in the black Sea.
A controversial theory proposed by Columbia University scientist’s claims there was a giant flood in the distant past in the region of the Black Sea. According to researchers, the now-salty Black Sea was once an isolated freshwater lake which was surrounded by huge areas of farmland, that is, until it was flooded by a huge wall of water coming from the rising Mediterranean Sea. Scientists estimate that the force of the water was in fact two hundred times stronger than that of the Niagara Falls. The giant wall of water swept away everything that it encountered in its path, creating total destruction and chaos in the region, changing the geography forever.
Interestingly the story about Noah is what fascinates most scholars. Noah was the tenth of the pre-flood (antediluvian) Patriarchs. His father was Lamech and his mother is unknown, but is thought to be either Adah or Zillah, wives of Lamech. When Noah was five hundred years old, he begat Shem,Ham and Japheth (Genesis 5:32)