Thursday, April 06, 2006

Noah's Ark Found?

Satellite images taken over the past three years have spotted what many believe could be Noah's ark. These images capture an object almost 1,015 feet in length resting on Turkey's Mount Ararat.

ABC News reports:

A satellite image may launch a scientific expedition to search for Noah's Ark. The snapshot captures a mysterious object on Turkey's Mount Ararat.

"I see for a 1,015 feet in length a shiplike object that has almost unbroken symmetry," said Porcher Taylor, an assistant professor at the University of Richmond. Taylor, a professor of national security law, spent the past 13 years on a quest to discover what is on Mount Ararat, the area where the Bible says Noah steered his ark through raging floodwaters. Taylor persuaded a commercial satellite company to capture the mystery shot.

He calculated that the object in the photo had the same length-to-width ratio -- 300 cubits by 500 cubits -- of the ark described in the Bible. That is about the size of an aircraft carrier. "Currently, I'm working with a naval architecture team, and they're trying to determine whether a wooden boat this size could actually float," Taylor said.

I hope the expedition can get underway without too much hassle. First the US scientists need to abtain permission from the Turkish government to explore Mount Ararat. The "ark" rests on a ledge ( over 15,000 feet high) on the northwest corner of the mountain.

ABC- Satellites May Have Found Noah's Ark

CNN- Satellites Close in on Noah's Ark Mystery


  • Wow, this is way cool! While I think it'd be great to discover it, many people will no doubt go and pay homage to it. Then there will always be the skeptics who say that it's really a ship from much later date just like a couple scientists said that Jesus never really walked on water but on ice cuz 2000 years ago, the temp was much lower then in the Sea of Galilee.

    By Blogger Mercy Now, at 6:16 PM  

  • If it is-! Awesome! How incredible would it be to see it? I wonder if AiG will have it on display eventually at the museum? I suppose it's a possibility...

    By Anonymous aly, at 7:02 PM  

  • Personally, I don't think they've found it... It'd be cool if they have, but there've been SO many false alarms over the decades that I'm pretty well justified in being skeptical.

    Anyway, who knows... It'll take more investigation, I dare say. :)

    Also, 1015 ft? That's pretty small for a "big" ship...

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8:52 PM  

  • That is so awesome. Not surprising at all, of course, but still cool. I love seeing the secular archaeologists squirm when evidence is unearthed that supports the Bible yet again!

    Then there will always be the skeptics who say that it's really a ship from much later date just like a couple scientists said that Jesus never really walked on water but on ice cuz 2000 years ago, the temp was much lower then in the Sea of Galilee.

    Lol, that's so funny...yet sad!

    By Blogger Soldier of ONE, at 12:45 AM  

  • Wow....that would be so cool if it really was!!

    By Blogger Hannah-Liz, at 3:24 AM  

  • Well, we shall see. I very much support the Wyatt findings. I think they're very accurate and proveable.

    First of all, if there was a ship that size enveloped in ice like it has been for xxxx number of years, aside from a miracle, it would not be preserved. Nevertheless, if this proves to be true, then that'll be quite interesting. But they've done this satellite thing before. (and I doubt they'll get permission from the authorities, they've been trying to for decades.)

    Do I sound negative? :P

    Here's a link you might find interesting:

    By Anonymous David Boskovic, at 6:19 AM  

  • I am not sure the pictures are very convincing, but it couldn't hurt to check it out. Who knows how a several thousand year old ship would look like after all this time?

    By Blogger Elizabeth Ellen Moore, at 12:18 PM  

  • In regards to Pete's comment on 1015 ft, maybe Noah took two cubs/babies of each kind of animals.
    Gen 6:19And of every living thing of all flesh, two of every sort shalt thou bring into the ark, to keep them alive with thee; they shall be male and female. 20 Of fowls after their kind, and of cattle after their kind, of every creeping thing of the earth after his kind, two of every sort shall come unto thee, to keep them alive.
    Yeah, two adult elephants would have taken quite a lot of space on the ship:o)

    By Blogger Mercy Now, at 12:34 PM  

  • That would be really interestingif they foudn it... It would provide more evidence for the bible...

    By Blogger Emily, at 12:50 PM  

  • That would be so neat if it really was the ark! But like Pete, I'm a bit skeptical at this point... we'll see. :)

    By Blogger Lindsey, at 6:55 PM  

  • Actually, I highly doubt this is Noah's Ark.

    I actually have files that the CIA declassified concerning the "Ararat Anomaly." Based on the various studies, expeditions, and the rather unpredictable behavior of Ararat itself, I think everyone's looking at the wrong mountain.

    Yes, I know you're in shock. But bear with me. Let's go back to Genesis.

    In Genesis 8:1-4, it says the following:

    1But God remembered Noah and all the beasts and all the livestock that were with him in the ark. And God made a wind blow over the earth, and the waters subsided. 2The fountains of the deep and the windows of the heavens were closed, the rain from the heavens was restrained, 3and the waters receded from the earth continually. At the end of 150 days the waters had abated, 4and in the seventh month, on the seventeenth day of the month, the ark came to rest on the mountains of Ararat.

    Notice the key phrase at the end there - "the mountains of Ararat." Aghri Dag (the Turkish name for the mountain) is a lone mountain - the nearest range being miles away.

    Now turn to Genesis 11:1-2:

    1Now the whole earth had one language and the same words. 2And as people migrated from the east, they found a plain in the land of Shinar and settled there.

    Okay, the key phrases here are the land of Shinar and from the east. We all know that Shinar is an ancient name for the "land between the rivers" - Babylon and Chaldea. If you take out a map of the Middle East, you will find that Aghri Dag is not east of Shinar, but north of it.

    Due east of Shinar is Persia - now called Iran. There are a few mountain ranges in Iran, but one in particular fits the Biblical record perfectly: The Zagros Mountains. In fact, researcher and expeditionary, Bob Cornuke attempted to find the Ark and now believe it is located on Mt. Sabalon.

    Read my post from last April on the topic for more info.

    By Blogger David Ketter, at 7:45 PM  

  • I also doubt that it is.

    The Bible says the Ark was 300 cubits long.

    A cubit is the distance between your elbow and your finger tip. If you do the math, a 1000 foot long Ark would equal a 40 inch, or 3'4", long cubit.

    Since it is possible Moses may have edited Genesis, and since he was schooled in Egypt, He probably used an 18 inch cubit. Making the Ark 450ft long.


    By Blogger Wholesome Works, at 8:55 PM  

  • Yeah...the dimensions of the Ark, using the Royal Cubit (about 21 inches) would have made bigger than a would have had the carrying capacity of 569 standard railroad stock cars...only about 36% of the ark would have been occupied by animals... Here's why:

    The ark was about 450 feet long, 45 feet high, and 75 feet wide...that's a volume around 1,518,750 cubic feet. A standard stock trains has a volume of 2,670 cubic feet. If you double deck a stock car, you can haul 240 animals the size of sheep...multiply that by the 569 we already have and that's about 136,560 animals the size of sheep that could be putt into the ark. Biblical scholars estimate that there were 50,000 animals taken on the ark. That leaves room for another 86,560 animals give or take a few.

    Plenty of room, brother...but much bigger than those pics. If you're interested in more information, submit a request to the CIA under the "Freedom of Information Act" requesting papers related to the Ararat Anomaly file. They sent me a ton of stuff...


    By Blogger David Ketter, at 1:16 PM  

  • The ark could not be in the Ararat Anomaly since the ark was made of wood and wood rots very quickly.

    By Blogger Corey, at 9:16 PM  

  • Corey,

    Wood would certainly rot in the moist temperatures that you'd find in Europe, North and South America, the southern portions of Africa, and the Far East...however, the fact that it landed in the Middle East - dry as it is would preserve and calcify the wood, not rot it...

    The chances of the Ark surviving on Ararat are slim as it is prone to earthquakes, eruptions, etc., but Mt. Sabalon in Iran is not.

    By Blogger David Ketter, at 6:19 PM  

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  • i can't believe this!! pople have catually found Noah's Ark!! i just want to tank the people who found it!:-)yay people!!!!i hope they let the public actually see it and love it too.

    By Anonymous Coolio Noah Lover :-)!!!!, at 2:25 PM  

  • Islam says that Noah is our one of the messanger of Allah (GOD). and we will keep his history to people those who gonna come in future. So, I wstill can belive that if they found such an ARK, whole credit and reward is going toscientist those who discovered it by Allah.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2:50 AM  

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