If we are to believe the latest claims from a group of explorers, we could soon find the real Noah’s Ark. According to what is written in the Bible, the Ark came to rest on ‘mountains of Ararat’ in Turkey after 150 days.
The ark was said to have been found many times in the past, but no one has managed to bring definite evidence in order to back up their claims.
One of the most famous groups who said to have allegedly fount the Ark were a group of evangelical Christian explorers who said in 2010 that they discovered traces of the Ark on the mountain.
However, this was quickly dismissed as scientists called them out for not providing any evidence whatsoever to back up their claims.
This hasn’t stopped many other explorers to continue searching for the Ark.
Now an Ark Hunter from California claims he has found fresh evidence that Mount Ararat is the resting place of the Ark, and where the ark originally came aground.
Unsurprisingly, these claims are also widely dismissed by experts.
Everyone wants to find the Ark.
And if anyone does come up with it, it would be one of the most important archeological discoveries ever.
Many ark hunters know that, and it’s why more than 100 explorers recently met in a three-day international symposium on Mount Ararat and Noah’s Ark in Ağrı in Turkey, in order to see whether they could come up with new clues that may help them find the Ark.
Speaking of the Ark, Professor Raul Esperante from the Geosciences Research Institute said: “My plan is to visit the sites around the mountain in order to find clues about catastrophic events in the past.”
Sponsored by the Seventh-day Adventist Church, the Geosciences Research Institute’s mission is to ‘’discover and share an understanding of nature and its relationship with the Biblical revelation of the Creator God,’ according to their website.
The ark was said to have been found in 2010 when a team of Chinese and Turkish explorers embarked on an expedition that explored the region where the alleged Ark’s remains were located.
A few weeks into the search, they said to have discovered wooden remains from ‘an ark-like structure’ at an elevation of around 4,000 meters.
Mount Ararat is the highest peak in Turkey at 5,100 meters.
According to the team of Chinese and Turkish Ark explorers, carbon dating was carried out on the pieces of wood that allegedly belonged to the Ark which showed that they date back 4,800 years.
Now, Professor Esperante believes that the Ark really is located on Mount Ararat and in order to find it, more ‘rigorous, serious scientific work’ in the area is required, writes the Express, urging for international investment into a full investigation.
“The result of my discoveries will be published in books, publications, and journals, but at this point, it is too early to know what we are going to find’, said Professor Esperante. Once the scientific community knows about the existence of Noah’s Ark in Mount Ararat, we can make it available to the general public.”
In the Bible, the legend of Noah’s Ark appears in chapters six to nine of the Book of Genesis.
The chapters details how God, driven by the immorality and corruption of man, vows to send a vast cleansing flood.
Considering Noah to be the only honest man worth saving, God instructs him to create a vast ship, the ark – capable of saving himself, his family and two of each of the world’s animals.
When Noah completes his massive ship, God instructs ‘two of every sort’ of animals to the Ark Noah had built, before flood waters rise until all mountains on Earth are covered.
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