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What were thought to be the remains of Noah’s Arc on Mount Ararat in modern-day Turkey were discovered to be natural formations by a group of Russian scientists.
The Turkish government refused to grant the explorers permission to climb the mountain. Soon, the mission itself was put on ice.
Originally posted by shots
I have a question. Why did Turkey refuse others who requested that they be allowed to try and find the Ark on several occasions, yet they allowed the Russians to do so?
Smells kind of fishy if you ask me.
Originally posted by ShadowXIX
I know they denied alot of request because they claim the area can be dangerous. It was suppose to area that was frequented by rebel factions or something.
McGivern may have been more interested in generating publicity than mounting a serious search, critics now suggest. By making an early announcement, he may have tried to persuade the Turkish government into granting him a permit. Few expeditions have actually obtained clearance to climb Mount Ararat, which is located in a military zone.
Arslan (who was chosen to be the team leader) was involved in a 1993 documentary, aired on CBS television, which claimed to have found the ark. Some of the evidence presented in that documentary turned out to be a hoax, raising concerns about Arslan's testimony.
Originally posted by Joshm2u
heres a site that supports the idea that noah's ark is there......and yes there are pictures to support the claim, as well as writing.