A team of Turkish and Chinese explorers from a group called Noah’s Ark Ministries International claim they’ve found the remains of Noah’s ark beneath snow and volcanic debris on Turkey’s Mount Ararat.
Raw Video: Purported Site of Noah’s Ark in Turkey (Courtesy Noah’s Ark Ministries International)
The team claims to have found 7 large wooden compartments buried at 4,000 meters above sea level, near the peak of Mount Ararat.
“The structure is partitioned into different spaces,” said Noah’s Ark Ministries International team member Man-fai Yuen in a statement. “We believe that the wooden structure we entered is the same structure recorded in historical accounts. … ”
The team says radiocarbon-dated wood taken from the discovery site—whose location they’re keeping secret for now—shows the purported ark is about 4,800 years old, which coincides roughly with the time of Noah’s flood implied by the Bible.
The Book of Genesis, chapters 6-9, tells how God sent a great flood to destroy the earth because of man’s wickedness and because the earth was corrupt. God told Noah, the righteous man in his generation, to build a large vessel to save his family and a representation of the world’s animals. God gave detailed instructions for building the Ark and, after its completion, sent the animals to Noah. God then sent the Flood and most living things died, except the fish. Then “God remembered Noah,” the waters abated, and dry land reappeared. Noah, his family, and the animals left the Ark, and God vowed to never again send a flood to destroy the Earth.
P.S. You might want to check out the term Western Armenia to understand why I put that title to this article…