Mystery of the Great Flood
6000 years ago, a people called the Sumerians built the world’s first cities in Southern Iraq, great metropolises like Uruk and Ur. The first westerners to explore these ruined cities were inspired by stories about them in the Bible – but what was the world of Genesis really like?
Our cameras have unprecedented access to new discoveries that reveal the extraordinary achievements of the Sumerian civilization and how its legacy influenced the later Biblical writers. At the ancient city of Girsu, archaeologists have unearthed the oldest bridge ever found in the world and a set of mysterious ruins that could transform how we see the rise of civilization. Why did southern Iraq play a key role in the Old Testament and did the collapse of the Sumerian world influence one of the greatest stories ever told – Noah and the Great Flood?