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KnoWhy #429 - Is There Evidence of Sunken Cities in Ancient America? (3 Nephi 9:7)
TitleKnoWhy #429 - Is There Evidence of Sunken Cities in Ancient America? (3 Nephi 9:7)
Publication TypeKnoWhy
Year of Publication2018
Corporate AuthorsBook of Mormon Central Staff
PublisherBook of Mormon Central
Place PublishedSpringville, UT
KeywordsAncient America; Archaeology; Geography; Guatamala; Jerusalem (Polity); Lake Atitlan; Mesoamerica; Mocum (Polity); Natural Disaster; Onihah (Polity)
Abstract

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.

URLhttps://knowhy.bookofmormoncentral.org/content/is-there-evidence-of-sunken-cities-in-ancient-america
Citation Key4193

Scripture Reference

3 Nephi 9:7

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