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KnoWhy #429 - Is There Evidence of Sunken Cities in Ancient America? (3 Nephi 9:7)
|Title||KnoWhy #429 - Is There Evidence of Sunken Cities in Ancient America? (3 Nephi 9:7)|
|Year of Publication||2018|
|Corporate Authors||Book of Mormon Central Staff|
|Publisher||Book of Mormon Central|
|Place Published||Springville, UT|
|Keywords||Ancient America; Archaeology; Book of Mormon Geography; Guatemala; Jerusalem (Polity); Lake Atitlan; Mesoamerica; Mocum (Polity); Natural Disaster; Onihah (Polity)|
In the 1990s, a scuba diver discovered the ruins of a settlement submerged under Lake Atitlan in the highlands of Guatemala. It is uncertain if this ancient village had anything to with the sunken cities described in the Book of Mormon. But the way it was flooded, with the surrounding lake waters quickly rising and covering it, demonstrates that the type of destruction described in 3 Nephi actually occurred in ancient America.
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