Synopsis by Nathan Southern
Intriguingly, the Biblical account of the Great Flood is a tale reflected in not simply Christianity and Judaism, but in numerous religions and belief systems, from Greco-Roman mythologies to the Islamic faith -- prompting many secular scientists to deduce that this event (or a variation of it) did in fact occur, and inspiring others to attempt scientific explanations of this prehistoric cataclysm. Many historians now concur that the flood originated in and around the Black Sea - an inland body of water sandwiched between the Anatolian mountains and southeastern Turkey, and a locale rich with legend and religious significance. The speculative documentary Dark Secrets of the Black Sea journeys to the said region and explores recently-unearthed archaeological evidence of a technologically-advanced civilization that once lay there, now submerged beneath the Black Sea. In so doing, the program not only details the said underwater findings but draws from interviews with a myriad of scholars including archaeologists, historians and various other specialized researchers.