Turkish and Chinese explorers claim to
have found Noah’s Ark
A group of Turkish and Chinese explorers belonging to the “Noah’s Ark
Ministries International” have announced in Hong Kong that they have
found Noah’s Ark, 4000m up, in the famous Agri (Ararat) mountain in East
A Chinese explorer in the alleged Noah's Ark in
Mount Agri (Ararat) East Turkey
The team of Evangelists who went up
the Agri (Ararat) mountain in East Turkey have even claimed that they
have entered the Noah’s Ark and have pictures and specimens to prove it.
According to the explorers, the specimens taken from the remains of the
boat they have found have a carbon date of 4,800 years and matches the
story told by historians.
If the explorers are right, then they
have found one of the most famous ships ever to be known to man kind.
Mr Yeung Wing who was part of the team
of explorers and is a documentary film maker based in Hong Kong said
“It’s not 100 per cent that it is Noah’s Ark but we think it is 99.9 per
cent that this is it,”
The group consisting of over 15
explorers from Hong Kong and Turkey were at the press conference they
organised yesterday and showed the press, some of the specimens they
brought from the alleged Ark consisting of ropes, nails and pieces of
According to the description of the
explorers, there were ropes and nails presumed to keep the famous boat
together and to tie the animals as-well-as several wooden compartments
where were said to keep the animals in.
It has also been reported that,
Turkish officials will ask Ankara to apply for UNESCO World Heritage
status to protect the site. The Noah’s Ark Ministries International have
also announced that a major archaeological dig will be carried out in
the mountain but this will not be easy with the weather conditions being
tough and the height of the finding.
According to religious faiths
including Judaism, Christianity, Islam, and many other, Noah was ordered
by God to build a ship to house his family, himself and the world’s
animals from a huge flood which was to perish earth. It is then believed
that when the waters receded, the Ark rested at a mountain.
Specimens taken from the finding of the Chinese and Turkish exploration
group in Ararat mountain, East, Turkey.
Though the Noah’s Ark is referred to
in all major religions, but in different ways, none actually say where
the Noah’s Ark was.
Turkish locals around the famous
mountain and in many other cities have long believed that the Ark was
indeed in Turkey after a Turkish air force pilot on a NATO mapping
mission saw a boat like object in Dogubayazit, Turkey in 1959.
The boat like remains was thought to
be the fossilised remains of the Arch but in 2006 a detailed satellite
image of the northwest corner of Mt. Ararat in eastern Turkey had
clearly depicted a boat like image under the snow coated mountain.
Some experts however believe that the
remains may be part of a human settlement, but the explorers are denying
this by saying, “we have never found a human settlement above 3,500
meters in the history of mankind”.
It is also said that the finding was
very well preserved due to the freezing temperatures of the mountain at
4000 meters high.