A great flood, big boat, and pairs of animals… sound familiar? As the story of Noah’s Ark is known biblically, proof of its historical accuracy has been strictly faith-based, until historians recently analyzed an ancient clue.
On a small Mediterranean island, a wall may have just delivered proof that the story is true. Experts have challenged the long-held theory and now present an entirely new perspective on history that is changing how people around the world believe…
Ruad Island is located in the Mediterranean sea and is the only populated island of Syria. Ruad, which is more commonly referred to as Arwad in the middle east, holds a long and turbulent history.
Today the town of Arwad covers the entirety of the tiny island of Ruad, which is only a mere 49 acres, about .076 sq miles.Though it might be small, this speck in the sea holds one of the biggest mysteries in history.
The residents of Arwad are living amongst historical structures that are thousands of years old. One of the most iconic structures is the giant megalithic wall that once encircled the perimeter of the island.
The purpose of the wall is not entirely known. Some believe that it was erected as protection from the sea. Others posit that the wall was to ward off potential invaders. As a popular maritime landing, the small island could very well have been prone to attack for territorial gain.
The actual construction of the wall has long been thought to be the work of ancient Romans who once ruled the island. But a recent analysis by historians has begun to call into question those enduring theories.
The ancient inhabitants of Ruad have a very elusive and unchronicled history. While all this mystery is exciting and intriguing to historians, it’s also frustrating. Lack of answers means it’s tough to support the idea that the Romans built the wall.
Roman history is well documented. But when it comes to Ruad, there is no historical record in existence of any wall being erected. This important omission leaves us wondering, if not the Romans, then who?
The architecture of the wall suggests a much more ancient construction. A historian comments, “The wall of Ruad’s condition, along with the inexplicable nature of its construction, is notably indicative of lost knowledge but subsequently evades current explanation.”
Who were these people and where did they go? That is exactly the mystery still at hand, but the sudden disappearance of the island’s inhabitants would be in line with a catastrophic natural disaster, such as the great flood.
A video about this new argument was produced by Mystery History and has already garnered over 100,000 views and several comments. The subject matter is sensitive and somewhat polarizing given the religious context, which can often quickly complicate things.
The contemporary town of Arwad is primarily inhabited by Sunni Muslims, the largest denomination of Islam. Christianity and Islam are two of the largest religions in the world and despite popular misconceptions, they actually have a lot of similarities.
The Quran also tells the story of Noah and his building of the ark. According to the Quran, Noah’s preaching and prophet-hood spanned 950 year. Perhaps then, the people of Arwad today are excited by this emerging thought as further confirmation of their faith.
The video by Mystery History defends this pre-flood civilization theory by asking, if the structure was created by our more modern ancestors as we have long believed, then why is this knowledge lost to the eons? Why did they not continue to construct like work?
The giant megalithic blocks that once made up the wall are only ruins today. It is irrefutably evident that at one point the wall did encompass the island. But time and weathering have long since erased the complete structure.
Whether or not this new study of the wall proves the historical accuracy of the story of Noah’s ark is not yet confirmed. The response online has caused quite a stir, though. People have left comments to the video voicing their opinions.
One commenter said, “Son of God, Giant, built those buildings before the flood of Noah.” It’s hard to tell if this person is fully in support of the pre-flood postulation or not. But Giants are always an interesting theory to throw in the mix!
The remains of the wall that we have today are still a spectacle and have been a point of attraction for historians and history buffs alike.But this new theory about the wall’s history just might attract an even larger and more diverse group of visitors to the small island.
In fact, the people of Arwad have been planning to turn their little island into more of a tourist destination. The town, only accessible by boat, already boasts a beautiful marina. And with a history that has just been brought back into the light, this place could really be on the map!
While the secret of the wall is still uncertain, this new scrutiny has successfully done one thing. The emergence of this new theory has opened up the conversation about the ancient history of Ruad and its people for the first time in years.
While we might never all see eye to eye when it comes to religion or politics, we still all share a common history.If nothing else, may that unifying factor bring us closer together, in understanding, if not too in empathy.
Still interested in knowing more about this mysterious wall? Check out the full Mystery History video below. See if you can make up your own mind about the origins of these ancient ruins.
Sticks and stones may make a wall, but who knew their history could be a colossal tell all?! How crazy after all this time to have a totally new point of view. It really is amazing what history can reveal.
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