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originally posted by: starwarsisreal
a reply to: Marduk
There was an article saying that there used to a civilization in what is now the Persian Gulf but it is now underwater.
And there's a hint of mythology here, too, Rose pointed out. "Nearly every civilization living in southern Mesopotamia has told some form of the flood myth. While the names might change, the content and structure are consistent from 2,500 B.C. to the Genesis account to the Qur'anic version," Rose said.
originally posted by: Marduk
a reply to: Harte
Well I heard that "no man is an island", but what if you're sitting in the bath and aren't touching the sides ?
originally posted by: Byrd
I think you need to look up the definition of "island" again... and also, look up a few maps.
Upper Mesopotamia is the name used for the uplands and great outwash plain of northwestern Iraq, northeastern Syria and southeastern Turkey, in the northern Middle East. This region (together with northeastern Iraq) is approximately correspondent with what was Assyria from the 25th century BC through to the mid-7th century AD. After the Arab Islamic conquest of the mid-7th century AD the region has been known by the traditional Arabic name of al-Jazira The Euphrates and Tigris rivers transform Mesopotamia into almost an island, as they are joined together at the Shatt al-Arab in the Basra Governorate of Iraq, and their sources in eastern Turkey are in close proximity.
originally posted by: Cauliflower
a reply to: starwarsisreal
Surely there would still be some remnants of the civilization such as Ziggurat temples under water unless all the limestone dissolved?
Originally a village of reed huts in the marshes, Nippur was especially prone to devastation by flooding or fire. For some reason, settlement persisted at the same spot, and gradually the site rose above the marshes - partly from the accumulation of debris, and partly through the efforts of the inhabitants. As the inhabitants began to develop in civilization, they substituted, at least in the case of their shrine, mud-brick buildings instead of reed huts.