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Has Noah's Ark Been Found on Turkish Mountaintop?

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  1. Apr 27, 2010 at 8:18 AM
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    Has Noah's Ark Been Found on Turkish Mountaintop?


    FOXNews.com

    The remains of Noah's Ark have been discovered 13,000 feet up a Turkish mountain -- according to a sensational claim by evangelical explorers.


    An explorer examines wooden beams inside what some are nearly certain is the remains of Noah's Ark.

    A group of Chinese and Turkish evangelical explorers say wooden remains they have discovered on Mount Ararat in eastern Turkey are the remains of Noah's Ark.
    The group claims that carbon dating proves the relics are 4,800 years old, meaning they date to around the same time the ark was said to be afloat. Mt. Ararat has long been suspected as the final resting place of the craft by evangelicals and literalists hoping to validate biblical stories.
    Yeung Wing-Cheung, from the Noah's Ark Ministries International research team that made the discovery, said: "It's not 100 percent that it is Noah's Ark, but we think it is 99.9 percent that this is it."
    There have been several reported discoveries of the remains of Noah's Ark over the years, most notably a find by archaeologist Ron Wyatt in 1987. At the time, the Turkish government officially declared a national park around his find, a boat-shaped object stretched across the mountains of Ararat.
    Nevertheless, the evangelical ministry remains convinced that the current find is in fact more likely to be the actual artifact, calling upon Dutch Ark researcher Gerrit Aalten to verify its legitimacy.


    “The significance of this find is that for the first time in history the discovery of Noah’s Ark is well documented and revealed to the worldwide community,” Aalten said at a press conference announcing the find. Citing the many details that match historical accounts of the Ark, he believes it to be a legitimate archaeological discovery.
    “There’s a tremendous amount of solid evidence that the structure found on Mount Ararat in Eastern Turkey is the legendary Ark of Noah,” said Aalten.
    Representatives of Noah's Ark Ministries said the structure contained several compartments, some with wooden beams, that they believe were used to house animals.The group of evangelical archaeologists ruled out an established human settlement on the grounds none have ever been found above 11,000 feet in the vicinity, Yeung said.
    During the press conference, team member Panda Lee described visiting the site. “In October 2008, I climbed the mountain with the Turkish team. At an elevation of more than 4,000 meters, I saw a structure built with plank-like timber. Each plank was about 8 inches wide. I could see tenons, proof of ancient construction predating the use of metal nails."
    We walked about 100 meters to another site. I could see broken wood fragments embedded in a glacier, and some 20 meters long. I surveyed the landscape and found that the wooden structure was permanently covered by ice and volcanic rocks."
    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.
    The biblical story says that God decided to flood the Earth after seeing how corrupt it was. He then 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 ran aground.
    Read more at The Sun.
     
  2. Apr 27, 2010 at 8:23 AM
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    On a series note, they have known something has been on the face of Arrarat for some time now (since the 50's IIRC). However the Turkish gobernment has not allowed anyone up there to investigate.
     
  3. Apr 27, 2010 at 8:26 AM
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    I saw a show on this on the History channel not to long ago. Not sure if it is or not but there's definitely something up there.
     
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    Thats pretty wild! Even if they did say they are 100% sure it's Noah's ark there will still be skeptics and non believers.
     
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    I saw that show also.
     
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    While I completely believe the Bible's account of a worldwide, catastrophic flood, I am hesitant to believe another like this coming from a tabloid without more proof. Besides, many people believe that the resting place of the ark wasn't on the present Mr. Ararat, but in a mountain range in northern Iraq back then also know as the mountains of Ararat.

    Even if this were the real ark, would it change anybody's mind? Jesus performed amazing miracles right in front of peoples faces and most still didn't believe.
     
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    Hey, if it's fox news, it's gotta be the truth!
     
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    I like how all the christians thinks this proves everything in the bible to be real, this doensnt really prove anything other then the fact that there is a wooden structure on a mountain, I dont doubt that there was water there at one point, but im skeptical on the details.
     
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    There is another, perhaps better proof of the Ark on a nearby mountain... see photos and illustrations by the late Dave Deal (perhaps better known for his work in CarTOON magazine, cartoon creations, the recent Pixar movie 'CARS' (Dave created nearly all the characters), and holds an off road racing time record in Baja California.

    Here is Dave's web pages on the Ark of Noah location: http://www.noahsark-naxuan.com/index.htm
     
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    I don't see how Noah provided enough room to occupy thousands of different land-based species, and two of each. This is one of God's miracles, I suppose.
     
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    The bible doesn't say he took every species of animal on the ark, only every kind. This doesn't necessarily mean he took 2 lions, 2 tigers, 2 panthers, etc, but most likely only 2 cats, which the offspring then split into the different species. There was ample room for 2 of every unclean and 7 of every clean animal, plus food.
     
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    Wait....you're saying that hundreds (and thousands) of current species evolved in around 2000 (ish) years???

    I should really be biting my tongue on even commenting on this thread, but I couldn't let that one go.

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    Not quite. Rather than debating here, if you're really interested in how this could be, PM me and I can explain a little more or send you some links.
     
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    the whole story doesnt add up, if god wanted to wipe out humanity to start over tabula rasa, then he wouldnt have caused a world wide flood, you know why? cause its not possible, there isnt enough water on earth to flood the whole thing. If the area that this happened was flooded then somewhere else in the world was without water. I guess this way he would have drowned everyone and then the people on the other side of the world would have died of dehydration.
     
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