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|Noah's Flood and Ancient Shipwrecks|
The Black Sea Expedition and The Ashkelon Expedition are undergoing renovation and are closed.
Noah’s Flood and Ancient Shipwrecks features a replica of an ancient shipwreck as it was found on the floor of the Black Sea, video projections of two important deep-sea archaeological expeditions, ancient artifacts collected from the Mediterranean and a "talking amphora" illustrating ancient Phoenician culture.
The Black Sea ExpeditionIn 1999, IFE* launched an expedition off the coast of Turkey to search for evidence supporting the location of Noah's Flood and the formation of the Black Sea and to find the submerged ancient shoreline of this once freshwater lake. In 2000, the IFE team returned to the Black Sea to search for evidence of human habitation prior to the flooding of the Black Sea, to investigate a deepwater trade route and to search for well-preserved ancient wooden shipwrecks.
The Ashkelon ExpeditionDr. Ballard and the IFE* team set out in 1999 to the Eastern Mediterranean Sea in search of ancient Phoenician shipwrecks in approximately 1,000 feet of water. The expedition focused on two shipwrecks: Tanit, named for the ancient goddess, and Elissa. Both ships were trading vessels carrying cooking pots and amphorae, containers holding wine and olive oil. *IFE is now known as the Ocean Exploration Center
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