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General Category => Biblical Archaeology => Topic started by: Mark on December 09, 2011, 06:39:35 am

Title: Explorers Say They've Found Pieces of Noah's Ark
Post by: Mark on December 09, 2011, 06:39:35 am
It's perhaps one of the most told stories in the Bible.

Cartoon sketches of Noah's ark fill children's books, and Hollywood even produced a modern-day adaptation in "Evan Almighty."

Now, a group of scientists say they've found parts of the biblical ark.

Daniel McGivern and his team claimed to have discovered two large sections of Noah's ark resting just below surface atop Mount Ararat in Turkey -- where the Bible says the ark came to rest.

"The mountain is treeless. The mountain is volcanic with gases. There is no conceivable way that you could have an object that big on a mountain," McGivern said.

The team used military satellite imagery and ground penetrating radar technology to locate the ruins. They believe the large object is wooden.

"The evidence is overwhelming," McGivern added. "This is the large piece from Noah's ark."

His evidence is based solely on imaging technology.

The large piece of wood will likely remain buried under ice.

"There's a huge problem with getting down to it, because of the fact that you can't melt the ice," McGivern explained. "You are up there at 16,600 feet. How are you going to get down to it?"

For centuries, explores have searched Mount Ararat for the ark.

Just last year, a Chinese team claimed to have found the historical boat -- releasing a video showing men inside what appeared to be ancient wooden structures.

The video and find was widely believed to be a hoax.

McGivern's claim may never have the hard evidence to back it up, but the discovery could provide a great opportunity to share the gospel.

Video @ site: http://www.cbn.com/cbnnews/world/2011/December/Explorers-Say-Theyve-Found-Pieces-of-Noahs-Ark/

Title: Re: Explorers Say They've Found Pieces of Noah's Ark
Post by: Kilika on December 09, 2011, 03:58:06 pm
Hmm, not sure if maybe I missed something, but according to their own video at their site, the object is at the closest just under 7 meters from the surface. That's only about 23 feet. If it's all ice, they can get to it. I'm not seeing how they couldn't.

Title: Re: Explorers Say They've Found Pieces of Noah's Ark
Post by: Mark on August 16, 2012, 04:39:07 pm
'Baywatch' babe hunting for Noah's Ark
'I know what I'm doing … and I believe in the Bible'

Former Baywatch star Donna D’Errico is determined to continue her search for Noah’s Ark, despite suffering injuries and having to cut her trip to Turkey short.

D’Errico, 44, said that journeying to Turkey’s Mount Ararat to search for the Ark has been a “lifelong dream” of hers. The Bible says that Noah’s Ark came to rest at Mount Ararat and D’Errico has wanted to search for it ever since she saw a movie about the Ark as a child.

“We all have childhood fascinations that sometimes subside over time, but this one never did,” D’Errico told ABCNews.com. “The key word is ‘search,’ not ‘find.’ I don’t have any wild notion that I’ll be the one that finds Noah’s Ark.”

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Title: Re: Explorers Say They've Found Pieces of Noah's Ark
Post by: Mark on December 16, 2013, 08:13:04 am
Noah's Ark Has Been Found. Why Are They Keeping Us In The Dark?


Title: Re: Explorers Say They've Found Pieces of Noah's Ark
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on December 16, 2013, 01:00:13 pm
Whether they're real or fake, you can't deny a lot of discoveries have been made in recent years.

Title: Re: Explorers Say They've Found Pieces of Noah's Ark
Post by: Mark on October 13, 2015, 12:23:36 pm
Does New Eyewitness Evidence Point to Noah's Ark?

More than five years ago, a Hong Kong-based team from Noah's Ark Ministries International (NAMI) made headlines with the announcement of a discovery of an ancient wooden structure thought to be the ark of biblical times.

Now, the discoverer who led NAMI to the site at Mount Ararat in Turkey will be a part of a special event coordinated by Southern Evangelical Seminary (SES) on the evening of Oct. 15, when new and exciting information about the discovery of the structure will be presented by a panel of eyewitness explorers and experts.

The Noah's ark presentations are planned for the day before the kickoff of the 22nd annual National Conference on Christian Apologetics, to be held at Calvary Church in Charlotte, N.C., on Oct. 16-17, so that a watching world can decide for itself if this evidence finally proves that the ark discovery is legitimate.

The Turkish expert who first made the discovery, Ahmet Ertugrul, better known to the world as Parasut, will be featured at the event to answer questions about his headline-making find. Joining him will be Philip Williams, an American engineer and former telecommunications entrepreneur who has investigated the charges of hoax made against the discovery. Williams, one of the first Americans to view the structure, will also present the results of his own investigation. After studying the topic for 20 years, Williams will present photographs, testimony and videos from a trip made to the mountain in the past year.

Mount Ararat, specifically mentioned in the biblical account of the ark, is located in eastern Turkey and is called "The Painful Mountain," lying at the center of a centuries old, geopolitically unstable hot spot. The risky and rough terrain is the tallest mountain in the region.

Some scholars and researchers believe the structure found at that mountain could be Noah's ark—a faith-driven building project that allowed God to save a cross-section of humanity and start over through Noah and his family.

In April 2010, NAMI released details of its exploration of the remains of a massive wooden structure buried beneath volcanic rock and ice on Mount Ararat. The remains were found at 4,000 meters above sea level, and researchers say the wood dates back about 4,800 years.

Since then, many have tried to both prove and disprove that the remains are indeed Noah's ark. The event next week will feature several expert presenters, who will give reasons for and against the probability that these might indeed be remains from the ark.

Williams serves as director of the New Beginnings Foundation, a small inner-city mission in Charlotte, N.C., aimed at ecumenical cooperation with other ministries. He continues to use his system expertise to assist developing nations in the creation of infrastructure for impoverished rural communities.

Ertugrul was born near Mount Ararat and grew up acquainting visitors with local culture. He has hosted visitors from every nation, speaks fluent Turkish, Kurdish, English and Farsi. Generations of Parasut's ancestors lived in a village on Mount Ararat, and from childhood, he heard stories of visits to an ancient ship visible at certain times on the mountain.