The waters of the Persian Gulf rose 8,000 years ago, perhaps because of
the collapse of a huge glacial dam in Canada, according to Postmedia News.
This event caused water levels to rise across the world.
This catastrophic event may have forced humans out of the Gulf basin and given rise to ancient stories such as that of Noah’s Ark.
“Certainly, I think there is compelling evidence to suggest that both the flood and Eden myths may be rooted in these events around the Gulf basin,” Rose said, according to Discovery News.