Huge Ancient Lake Revealed in Sahara

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Thousands of years ago, the Sahara desert was a lush and verdant place more akin to a savannah.

A vast lake known as Lake Mega Chad spread more than 400,000 square kilometers (150,000 square miles) across north-central Africa – bigger than the Caspian Sea, the largest lake on Earth today. And it was revealed from above by one of the latest spectacular images from NASA’s Earth Observatory:

lake mega chad, Ancient Lake Mega Chad in Sahara desert satellite imagery
Ancient Lake Mega Chad in Sahara desert revealed by NASA satellite Imagery. Picture Earth Observatory

In the picture above, data from the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) reveals the former shorelines of the gigantic lake, with lower-elevation areas appearing darker in the image.

A photo taken by NASA and the United States Geological Survey’s (USGS) Landsat 8 satellite locates the present-day lake Chad which is just a shadow of its former self.

The zoom image below shows the ridges and sand spits that formed along the northeastern shore of the ancient lake in Africa.

remnants of ancient lake mega chad in sahara
remnants of ancient lake mega chad in sahara. Picture NASA Earth Observatory

Sometime around 7,000 years ago, the wet, humid land turned into the vast sandy Sahara desert.

Now, Lake Chad is only 350 square kilometers (135 square miles) and it keeps shrinking as more than 40 million people rely on the freshwater reservoir and resources. More environmental collapse news on Strange Sounds and Steve Quayle. [NASA Earth Observatory]

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8 COMMENTS

  1. Have you considered the simple concept that Genesis 6-9 is an accurate account of a world wide flood? This would also be attested to by multitudes of various flood stories handed down through various tribes and nations scattered after Babel. If there was a world wide flood, then we would expect to find evidence of massive water drainage as the continents dried. So some odd reason, the evidence of massive amounts of rapid water drainage and drying is actually observed on all continents.

    • Such water drainages are indeed reported all around the world. Huge lake disappears, sometimes even drained by sinkholes. The WW flood is to come and I hope our ark will be big enough to save parts of this beautiful world.

  2. Sue, In the Genesis account the earth became (“became” is the key Hebrew word here, not “was” as is incorrectly used) void and without form 6000 years ago when satan was cast down to earth in a great spiritual battle. That is why Elohim had to recreate it as we know it now, and that is why scientific evidence show the earth to be eons old.

  3. The “Lord” of old was a celestial body close to the Earth which inspired awe and fear among the world’s peoples. Don’t cha just love religious fanaticism?

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