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Apr 27, 2010

Noah's Ark Discovered?

Has Noah's Ark finally been discovered?

Nobody knows where the Ark landed after the flood, though the strongest suspicion has always been in Turkey.

A group of explorers is saying they may have discovered the ark on Mount Ararat in Turkey..

A group of Chinese and Turkish evangelical explorers said Monday they believe they may have found Noah's Ark -- four thousand metres up a mountain in Turkey.

The team say they recovered wooden specimens from a structure on Mount Ararat in eastern Turkey that carbon dating proved was 4,800 years old, around the same time the ark is said to have been afloat.

"It's not 100 percent that it is Noah's Ark but we think it is 99.9 percent that this is it," Yeung Wing-cheung, a Hong Kong documentary filmmaker and member of the 15-strong team from Noah's Ark Ministries International told AFP.

The structure had several compartments, some with wooden beams, which were believed to house animals, he said.

The group of evangelical archaeologists ruled out an established human settlement on the grounds that one had never been found above 3,500 metres in the vicinity, Yeung said.

Local Turkish officials will ask the central government in Ankara to apply for UNESCO World Heritage status so the site can be protected while a major archaeological dig is conducted, Yeung added.

The biblical story says God decided to flood the earth after seeing how corrupt it had become, and told Noah to build an ark and fill it with two of every animal species.

After the flood waters receded, the Bible says, the ark came to rest on a mountain. Many believe that Mount Ararat, the highest point in the region, is where the ark and her inhabitants came aground.

5 comments:

  1. Earn money from homeApril 27, 2010 12:59 PM

    Rafi, are you turning to conspiracy theories to keep your blog running? This is an old one. How about a new one: "Aliens dressed in Burkas invade RBS-B and take over the Mikve and Chadash offices."

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  2. I remember reading about this 5-6 years ago.

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  3. What does this have to do with conspiracy theories? it is archaeology and excavations...

    I actually find it fascinating. I have read books about this topic, about the gold of Egypt, the gold of Solomon, the Ten Tribes, etc. I find this stuff fascinating.

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  4. Kol HaKavod Rafi G, I also find this very interesting.

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  5. Earn money from homeApril 27, 2010 9:17 PM

    You are right, "conspiracy" was the wrong word to use. What I meant was, to quote from the story: "The group of evangelical archaeologists." Today's word is A G E N D A. Can you say AGENDA. I knew you could!
    Second, It happens to be that looking for Noah's Ark has been a story recycled in many incarnations. (e.g. ABC's 20/20 story years ago. That was a big joke.)

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