Noah's Ark found. Great Evidence.
Noah's Ark discovered in the Mountains of Ararat.
Noah's ark is real, the bible is the truth. Read the true story of finding Noah's Ark and the artifacts found there. It's the most exciting discovery adventure EVER and was found in Turkey. The Turkey officials even have a museum commemorating this is the petrified remains of Noah's Ark. It was built nearby the ark boat shape in a location near the mountains of Mt. Ararat. Even the anchor stones that helped the safety of the boat are still there. Did lava really preserve this ancient bible artifact? Discover Noah's Ark for yourself. Dig into Ron Wyatt's discoveries.
"And the ark rested in the seventh month, on the seventeenth day of the month, upon the mountains of Ararat. And the waters decreased continually until the tenth month: in the tenth month, on the first day of the month, were the tops of the mountains seen." (Genesis 8:4-5)
Did you see that? God shows us something new! It doesn't say mountain. It says "tops of the mountains" and "mountains of Ararat". Where are the mountains of Ararat? This would certainly include the mountain range of Ararat.
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1960 Original Discovery from Airplane.
Newspaper: While routinely examining aerial photos of his country, a Turkish army captain suddenly gaped at a picture... There, on a mountain 20 miles south of Mt. Ararat, the biblical landfall of Noah's Ark, was a boat-shaped form about 500-515 feet long. The captain passed on the word. Soon an expedition including American scientists set out for the site.
At 7,000 feet, in the midst of crevasses and landslide debris, the explorers found a clear, grassy area shaped like a ship and rimmed with steep, packed-earth sides. Its dimensions are close to those given in Genesis: 'The length of the ark shall be 300 cubits, the breadth of it 50 cubits, and the height of it 30 cubits,' that is, 450x75x45 feet. A quick two-day survey was made. A scientist in the group says "a ship-like object that has almost unbroken symmetry." ~Life Magazine 1960
Original Photo of the "Boat Shape"
Original 1959 Photo of the "Boat Shape".
The image taken in 1959 by the Turkish Captain Ilhan Durupinar during a NATO mapping mission. (He was known to be alive in Sept. 2007.)
Noah's Ark by Satelite
Located 6,375 feet above sea level.
G**gleEarth Map of the Area
"1986 Turkish officials with Ron Wyatt make official decision."
February 1987 - Ron meets with the Governor of the Agri District, Mr. Sevket Ekinci. The December 1986 decision was positive - it was the official decision of members of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, of Internal Affairs, and researchers from Ataturk University, among others, that the "boat-shaped formation" did indeed contain the remains of Noah's Ark!"
"Plans were made for the official dedication of the site, which would include Ron as guest of honor as the "discoverer" of the fact that it was truly the remains of Noah's Ark."
"June 20, 1987 - Ron participates in the Dedication of "Noah's Ark."
"On the mountainside overlooking the former "boat shaped object", which had now been proclaimed by the Turkish Government to be "Noah's Ark", were gathered a large number of dignitaries, from the local level to the national level, as well as high ranking military. Journalists were also present."
"The plans were made public for a visitors' center to be erected on the spot. The governor spoke the dedication in Turkish and then he lifted the first shovel full of dirt - the groundbreaking of the new visitors' center. Ron, as guest of honor, lifted the second shovel full of dirt and then other dignitaries participated in the ceremony."
Quotes: wyattmuseum.com used with permission.
Noah's Ark Found in Turkey Videos
Path of the Ark (Boat). "Wall of Heaven" at top.
According to some sites this is the direction of the flow down the mountain. So I made an image from g**gleearth showing the direction this may have taken. This mountain is called "Wall of Heaven". The landing point at the top has had some significant ancient evidence found. (If you have more information about the original landing site, before it's current day resting place, feel free to comment at the bottom)
Original Landing: Wall of Heaven | Noah's Sacrifice?
Naxuan House Foundations
Original landing spot and Path of the Ark/Boat (Click on squares to make larger)Click thumbnail to view full-size
Sub-Surface Radar Detail - Click on each to make Large.Click thumbnail to view full-size
Anchor Stones were used by Noah
"Walking over miles and miles of rugged terrain, one of the men motioned for Ron to take his photo by a very large standing rock. Only when he looked through the viewfinder did Ron realize that this "rock" was identical to the anchor stones found in the Mediterranean Sea that he had seen in archaeological books. That is except for one thing -- this "rock" was many, many times larger!" - Ron Wyatt -
Drogue stones were a feature of ancient ships, and were the ancient equivalent of a storm anchor. They have been found in the Nile and elsewhere in the Mediterranean area, and like the stones found by Wyatt, they are heavy and flat with a hole for connecting a line at one end. Their purpose was to create drag in the water or along shallow sandy bottoms: the stone was attached to one end of a boat, and the drag produced would cause the bow or stern to face into the wind and the oncoming wind-blown waves. Several anchor stones were found surrounding the site of the ark-shape.
The science behind dragging weights: paraanchor.com
There was one anchor stone revealed during one of Ron's visits that was buried (probably since the flood) that had NO crosses. So the recently carved crosses (usually 8) that were Byzantine and Crusader style were made because those who found them connected them to the 8 people on the ark.
More about the Anchor Stones (Drogue Stones) on Wiki: Arzap Drogue Stones (Ron Wyatt is the true discoverer of the stones, others visit later).
Artist Rendention of AnchorstonesClick thumbnail to view full-size
Anchor Stone Gallery - Click on each to make Large.Click thumbnail to view full-size
Great EvidenceClick thumbnail to view full-size
Timber and Petrified Wood - Evidence - some from videos and some from anchorstone.comClick thumbnail to view full-size
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Caring for the animals on the ark.
"Therefore, Noah probably stored the food and water near each animal. Even better, drinking water could have been piped into troughs, just as the Chinese have used bamboo pipes for this purpose for thousands of years. The use of some sort of self-feeders, as is commonly done for birds, would have been relatively easy and probably essential. Animals that required special care or diets were uncommon and should not have needed an inordinate amount of time from the handlers. Even animals with the most specialized diets in nature could have been switched to readily sustainable substitute diets. Of course, this assumes that animals with specialized diets today were likewise specialized at the time of the Flood."
Image Source and Quote from: answersingenesis: "How did Noah take care of the Animals?"
Timber Beams RemainsClick thumbnail to view full-size
Rivets and EvidenceClick thumbnail to view full-size
Black and White Originals and More Evidence.Click thumbnail to view full-size
MAPS and EVIDENCEClick thumbnail to view full-size
"I have no doubt at all that the object is a ship. In my entire career, I have never seen an object like this on a stereo photo"
~ Dr. Arthur Brandenburger, A Stereo Photogramatry Expert, who accompanied the group of US and Turkish Experts to the region on an expedition to see this shape.
Newspaper ClipsClick thumbnail to view full-size
True Story of the Noah's Ark Discovery!
- Noah's Ark Discovery - 1960's-1980s
In September. 1960, 27 year-old Ron Wyatt, along with thousands of other people, read the following article in Life Magazine about a strange boat-shaped formation in the mountains of Ararat. Ron and Dave Fasold arrived in Turkey on March 20, 1985.
- Noah's Ark Rediscovered
Some more pictures, drawings and links.
- Part 2 of Turkey 1977
In search of Noah's Ark
Noah's Ark Looking Towards Mt. Ararat Mountains
The first photo has Noah's Ark in the whole bottom portion. The second image (g**gleearth) has a view from the sky, it has Noah's Ark as a tiny speck in bottom portion. Both looking towards the mountains of Ararat.
More Questions? See FAQ:
Genesis Flood - "great deep burst open" - The great deep bursting open.
"...on the same day all the fountains of the great deep burst open, and the floodgates of the sky were opened. The rain fell upon the earth for forty days and forty nights." (Genesis 7:11-12)
Global Flood Model
If there was a Flood, most living things would have perished, and so we would expect a 'cut-off' point at this time. In other words, going into the past, we should reach a period of time in which there is a sharp reduction in the number of specimens compared to the period just older than that, and as we went forward in time, we would expect a gradual buildup, as plant and animal populations recovered their numbers.
Such a study has been done by Dr Robert Whitelaw. Using the 15,000 published dates, he grouped them into 500 year 'blocks' and found a dramatic drop-off about 5,000 years ago, with a worldwide distribution (Speak to the Earth, Ed. G. Howe. Presb. & Ref. Pub. Co, p.. 331).
"The mountains rose; the valleys sank down to the place which You established for them."
Noah's Ark Books and Videos
LINKS - Important Noah's Ark Links
Some photos, but excellent video footage and detail of this ark and area, while Bill Fry gives much more information about each evidence that find.
- How Did Noah Fit All the Species On the Ark?
Some say the Ark could not possibly have carried all the different types of animals. What is the definition of 'kind'?
- Hong Kong's Noah's Ark (Entertainment for Fun)
Hong Kong's Noah's Ark Museum and Entertainment
- Where did the Flood waters go after the flood?
Why the oceans are so deep and why there are folded mountain ranges... If the earth was leveled the water would cover the earth 1.7 miles. How did it cover Mt. Everest?
- Ken Ham from creationmuseum.org is creating a NEW Noah's Ark Encounter Park
Imagine a FULL size Noah's Ark you can take your kids through, A park where they can encounter animals from the bible story. A place that is open to God's word. Very exciting project for all evangelical Christians to be a part of. Look and see what t
Noah's Ark Boat Experiments.
Click Each Video below to play.
Revealing God's Treasure (Bible Discoveries) - "wealth of materials in this DVD (photos, videos, artifacts)"
NEW DVD of Ron Wyatt's discoveries. Great photos and video. If you liked this page you'll love this DVD.
"...on the same day all the fountains of the great deep burst open, and the floodgates of the sky were opened."
Frequently Asked Question:
How'd they fit all those animals on the ark?
"Some have estimated that there were as many as 25,000 kinds of animals represented on the ark. This is a high-end estimation. With two of each kind and seven of some the number of animals would exceed 50,000, though not by very much relatively speaking. Regardless, whether there were 16,000 or 25,000 kinds of animals, even with two of each and seven of some, scholars agree that there was plenty of room for all of the animals on the ark, plus food and water with room to spare." ~ GotQuestions.org: Q: "How did Noah fit all the animals on the Ark?"
"The ark's total volume would have been 1,518,000 cubic feet (42,985 cubic meters). This would equal the capacity of 569 modern railroad stock cars." ~ BibleStudy.org: Q: "Was Noah's Ark BIG ENOUGH to hold ALL the animals?"
"...John Woodmorappe suggests that, at most, 16,000 animals were all that were needed to preserve the created kinds that God brought into the Ark." "...Noah wouldn't have taken the largest animals onto the Ark; it is more likely he took juveniles aboard the Ark to repopulate the earth after the Flood was over. These younger animals also require less space, less food, and have less waste." ~ AnswersInGenesis.org: Q: "How Could Noah Fit All the Animals on the Ark?"
"The Ark was 140 meters (500 ft) long, 14 meters high and 20 meters wide. It had three decks, a window along the top and a capacity of 15,000 tonnes. Korean naval architects analyzed a model of the ark in a hydraulic flume and discovered that it was an incredibly stable design, even for the roughest seas."BiblicalGeology.net http://biblicalgeology.net/Answer/How-did-Noah-fit-all-the-animals-on-the-Ark.html
Photo and Quote Credits:
If I missed giving any photos credit (mainly because a certain text block wouldn't let me make a link), I give photo, images and quote credit and links to:
Photos and Quotes: www.wyattmuseum.com used with permission.
Photos and Images: www.arkdiscovery.com used with permission.
Photos and Images: www.pinkoski.com used with permission. Especially the "Ark of the Covenant" drawing.
What about the Ancient Wood Structure Found inside Mount Ararat in an ice chamber? - Interesting, but evidence is suspicious. Notice the cob webs.
^ About the "wood" Cave Found ^
News: APRIL 26, 2010 - Noah's Ark Found? - "The 15-person team claims to have recovered fragments of wood and pieces of rope from a structure on Mount Ararat in eastern Turkey" (-Huffington Post)
(Don't confuse this wood chamber "find" with the 1960s-70s Durupinar boat-shape located near and below the mountain moved by a lava flow. ~ This wooden room "discovery" was found inside the Mountain. Notice the cobwebs.)
Quotes about this wooden chamber/cave:
- "There was one claim that it could just be a shepherd's hut, further proof will be needed. Getting to the sight will be very hard and will require a team of people to parachute in." (-Peter Chubb, PR)
- There was an expert on abcnews video that said He was not 99% sure it (wood chamber) was Noah's Ark exactly, but needs more investigation.
- "The wood's in too good a shape to be that old," - Richard Rives of WAR.
- Regarding some of the photos published online, Bob Cornuke told American Family Radio, "There are cobwebs up in the beams. You're not going to have wood at 14,000 feet in a glacier to have cobwebs in it. It's impossible to have that situation." - Bob Cornuke
- "This is not Noah's Ark," adds Bob Cornuke of the Bible Archaeology Search and Exploration Institute. "This is a fake. It's a fraud and it's of the highest caliber according to what I can assess from the evidence and talking to eyewitnesses and people from Turkey."
- "To make a long story short: this is all reported to be a fake," said Randall Price, director of Judaic Studies at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va.
- Dr. Randall Price sent an e-mail dispatch to supporters asserting the structure is a hoax perpetrated by a Kurdish guide and his partners to extort money from Chinese evangelical Christians. To see his email click here: wnd.com
- "I was the archaeologist with the Chinese expedition in the summer of 2008 and was given photos of what they now are reporting to be the inside of the Ark."... Read Dr. Price's entire letter: bibleplaces.com
Just to be clear, this last segment (on the "ancient" wood room) is about the "discovery" of a wooden chamber "inside" Mount Ararat, it's NOT the same location as the boat shape found by Mr. Wyatt. This whole page is dedicated to Ron Wyatt's discovery at Durupinar, Turkey, this wooden "chamber find" has no relation.
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