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Found! Noah's Ark - 4000m Up Mt Ararat

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posted on Apr, 27 2010 @ 11:09 PM
reply to post by saabster5

Thank you for trying to quantify the point I was trying to make.
It is impossible for sea levels to have raised that much over that timescale.

Only way that boat could have got there is that is was either carried there over the last few thousand years or it is from some really ancient time before Ararat was raised that high; millions of years ago!

posted on Apr, 27 2010 @ 11:22 PM
Im am not religious and I do believe that the Bible is a compilation of stories. With that said, all of these stories have to have some truth to it. All stories have some aspect of truth in them

And to be totally honest, I thought the dimensions of the Ark were the exaggerated part. But if they found something with the same has to be the Ark. Maybe not Noah's, maybe James', Paul's or even Jose for all we know.

What makes the Ark story any different than the stories of Troy or Atlantis. In any of the cases, the "known" authors have been verified as real people. C'mon guys, most of the general public still think that Christopher Columbus discovered America!

posted on Apr, 28 2010 @ 02:01 AM

Originally posted by LuckyStrike
Maybe if they look hard enough on the wooden planks they might find "Noah Was Here" carved into them. That would help solve who built it.

I laughed so much when i read this there was tears in my eyes .. thank you for that.

posted on Apr, 28 2010 @ 02:30 AM
reply to post by ItsAgentScully

I would imagine if the ark existed it would have disintegrated by now, wouldn't it?

The wood is preserved in a glacier for thousands of years.

Mammoths bodies have remained frozen for the last 11,500 years. Flesh frozen for that long hasn't rotted, so the timber wouldn't have totally rotted after the same period of time.

Preserved body of 40,000 year old baby mammoth recovered in Russia.

A Russian hunter traipsing through Russia's remote Arctic Yamalo-Nenetsk region in May noticed what he thought was a reindeer carcass sticking out of the damp snow. (See a map of Russia and its remote Siberian regions.)
On closer inspection, the "reindeer" turned out to be a 40,000-year-old baby mammoth, perfectly encased in ice.

posted on Apr, 28 2010 @ 03:15 AM
I think you have labeled your thread incorrectly OP, I think it is called Ziusudra's Ark.

Wait...I may be wrong...I think it is called Utnapishtim's ark. Yeah, Utnapishtim's ark.

Someone built a boat a long time ago, and this means what exactly? People knew how to build boats?

posted on Apr, 28 2010 @ 06:43 AM
Why are there so many people "discovering" this over and over. Also, since it is found, how come no one can excavate around all of this and bring her down?

posted on Apr, 28 2010 @ 06:57 AM

Originally posted by daggyz
So far from what I've read everyone is debunking everything else related to religion. Even if this discovery was shown to be the actual ark, people would still not believe that the Bible is an accurate record of history. For years many have debunked the possibility of a flood so recent and the existence of an ark. If this is it (and it seems it is?) it will make very little difference to those who don't want to believe it because believing it means the Bible is true and if it's true it means we are accountable to God as it says. And if we don't 'want' to be accountable then we find other things to critisize or debunk to make us feel better in our unbelief - like evolution (which actually requires more faith than one believing in God).

Apart from that, to find a 4000-6000 year old wooden structure still intact is amazing. You wonder what else lies under the ice caps and mountain tops yet to be revealed as we go through a short natural warming period.

well my belief! is that the bible is tales of the Egyptian myth and Sumerian Babylonian history is so astounding ! example Horus / Jesus Noah/Gilgamesh the similarity of the the 2 are so close and tales of the the flood

Flood Stories from Around the World

yes what lies under the polar caps ! if there was a Polar Shift ! and what about the Mammoths shown to be Frozen instantly as many resurface from the ice or taken out!
as they were like trying to get up Standing or into the Kneeling position not laying down ! what would cause that ! here are some links to enjoy

The extinction of the woolly mammoth: was it a quick freeze?

The Ice Age, the Bible, and the Woolly Mammoth [ interesting contradictions]

Did you know that stomach acid still breaks down food, even after a creature dies? This presents a problem for those who believe the Ice age was a gradual freezing, because if it was, the stomach contents of the mammoths would be gone. However, they are not because butter cups have been found undigested inside the stomach of the mammoths. The mammoth had to have been frozen so quickly that the stomach acid did not have time to digest its food. Found standing straight up? What has puzzled scientists the most is the fact that some of the mammoths are frozen standing straight up. Unable to walk any further, as the snow got deeper, they got trapped, and eventually suffocated. This is also why the bodies are intact and not beaten up.

Honestly tho if this is Structure claim to be the size of the Actual Ark right down to the dimension and description ! The Find would Cause a World Religion explosion of Jewish/Christian , Babylonian/Sumerian and others around the discovered location or a Identification Battle of who's Religion this ARK hold ! if it is true ! I can Bet Governments round the World knew About years ago ! to prevent a Disaster!

I remember some ATS Members disbelieved the hay/long grass in the Photos that is show from the link on this thread ,, but no one realizes they found in Siberia ! Grass embedded in the mouths and stomachs of mammoths well intact! and a very well preserved baby mammoth found in 2007 ? i think the baby was 40,000 years old ! could it be the 20 to 30,000 year tilt theory! fall into place with this baby ?

[edit on 28-4-2010 by Wolfenz]

[edit on 28-4-2010 by Wolfenz]

posted on Apr, 28 2010 @ 07:40 AM
Geological research has shown that pole shifts have not occurred in 200 million years. The only time a pole shift might have occurred is back 800 million years ago and it was slow. It took something on the order of a million years for the pole shift to happen. More work is being done to eliminate other possible issues that may be responsible for the apparent pole shift 800 million years ago.

The mammoths were not "flash frozen." The mammoths died and were frozen later. The famous baby mammoth drowned in mud. Bacteria pickled the body with lactic acid before the body was frozen.

The frozen standing up and claims of undigested food are made up embellishments that have been copied from place to place.

posted on Apr, 28 2010 @ 07:52 AM
It is a huge hoax. The whole story is at an athiest site run by a professor of biology. The wood was planted. The money for the expedition was misappropriated, etc. The OP title should be amended to say "hoax.

[edit on 28-4-2010 by 4nsicphd]

posted on Apr, 28 2010 @ 07:53 AM
What was shown in the image the various tagged items - samples they brought back? It seemed difficult to determine the actual scale of their discovery from the images. Was it buried? Did they give any sense of how large the object was?

posted on Apr, 28 2010 @ 08:47 AM
For all those claiming that the wood could not possible have been preserved for 4,800 years, please consider the artifacts found on the iceman called Otzi that was found in a glacier in 1991.

Although he lived 5,300 years ago, his clothing, shoes and cloak made of woven grass were well preserved in the ice. He also had wooden axe handle & several arrows made of dogwood that were intact.

I am not saying that the latest "Ark" find is real, I just want to point out that there is no reason to believe that these timbers would have been decayed just because they might be 4,800 years old.

posted on Apr, 28 2010 @ 09:28 AM
For what it's worth this story was on GMA this morning, so it is hitting MSM. Whatever this thing is (and I hope it is the ark) its clearly a huge find.

According to the website Turkey has applied to UNESCO to declare the find a world heritage site, so it is clear that Turkey thinks this is a very important discovery as well.

As for the "hay" in a couple of the pictures, I thought the same thing at first too, how could there be hay left in there 4,800 years later? Look again. In one of the pictures it seems that it isn't hay but some sort of dead plant that had been growing up from the floor.

posted on Apr, 28 2010 @ 09:46 AM
Why, why, why doesn't someone take a sample of the wood and finally tell me what they hell "dog wood" is?

posted on Apr, 28 2010 @ 09:59 AM
The link to the place where this find is described as a fraud is:
Ark claim is a hoax - Pharyngula

Here is part of what is written at the blog.

To make a long story short: this is all reported to be a fake. The photos were reputed to have been taken off site near the Black Sea, but the film footage the Chinese now have was shot on location on Mt. Ararat. In the late summer of 2008 ten Kurdish workers hired by Parasut, the guide used by the Chinese, are said to have planted large wood beams taken from an old structure in the Black Sea area (where the photos were originally taken) at the Mt. Ararat site.

The original source for this is at

posted on Apr, 28 2010 @ 10:31 AM
There are several articles from 2009 in which the following is stated.
Archaeologist to Search for Noah’s Ark in Turkey

However, last fall a new tip peaked both his and Price’s interest. A Kurdish shepherd told them that he had seen the ark, and even climbed on top of it, when he was a boy. The team hypothesizes that the ark is preserved in several pieces beneath a glacier on the mountain, and every so often the glacier recedes, exposing part of the vessel.

“That’s when he saw it as a boy,” Price said, adding that they had interviewed the shepherd and could find no reason to distrust him. The shepherd asked for nothing in return and even agreed to lead Bright to the site where he said he had seen the ark.

Bright first climbed to the site in September. Then a team including Price, the shepherd, a mountaineer and several others made a follow-up ascent to 15,000 feet later the same month.

They found the spot, Price said, but it now is covered by an estimated 60-foot-deep pile of boulders. Price believes the landslide may have resulted from attacks against Kurdish rebels on the mountain, or perhaps from explosives that were set off to cover up the ark.

The article is from 2009. When references are made to the previous fall it means 2008. It might be this 2008 trip when the place was salted with old wooden beams.

posted on Apr, 28 2010 @ 11:30 AM

Originally posted by SmokeytheHair
Lol... Why are they claiming to have found a story book characters boat?? Don't they know it's not real?

Tsk. Tsk. Tsk.
When will people ever learn?

You know this for sure? You are 100% certain that there's no such thing so archeologists, researchers and adventurers should just give up, walk away, and notch it up to fairy tales?

Someone contact all those Ufologists and tell them they're wasting their time as well.

EDIT: Fake story or not. My point still stands. There are thousands of fake UFO/alien sightings a year but that doesn't deter the UFO community.

Talk about fairy tales.

[edit on 28-4-2010 by Hivethink]

posted on Apr, 28 2010 @ 11:51 AM
According to Gen 6:14 the Ark was to be covered inside & outside with tar or bitumen. This would have served as great protection against the elements. However the pictures provided by the Chinese team do not show timbers coated with tar.

The account in the Bible says that the Ark was made of gopher wood. It is only mentioned once in the Bible.
There is no agreement from Bible scholars as to exactly what kind of wood this was.

Wicki has some interesting ideas.

The more I look at this the more convinced I am that this is a fake.

If God actually used his power to cause the flood, why would he have let it run aground so high up in the mountains? Doesn't make sense. I think Noah and consecutive generations would have scavenged the wood for other purposes.

posted on Apr, 28 2010 @ 11:58 AM
Isn't it possible that any signs of tar could of eroded in the past 4,800 years? Or mayhap the wood absorbed the tar?

Being exposed to the elements like that for 4,800 years could do some damage. That the wood is still intact after that long could be a sure sign that tar was used to protect the wood.

Fake or not, this is still super interesting.

posted on Apr, 28 2010 @ 12:18 PM

Originally posted by Hivethink

You know this for sure? You are 100% certain that there's no such thing so archeologists, researchers and adventurers should just give up, walk away, and notch it up to fairy tales?

It is not like Harvard has a team of archeologists looking for Noah Ark

These are fundamentalist and the governments who are making money from the fundamentalists . Every time a "find" like this is "found" a fundamentalist group is involved.

There is zero, yes 0 chance that there ever was a global flood. Why would smart people look for a boat if there was no flood ?

Sorry it is completely crazy to think there is truth behind the Ark story.

posted on Apr, 28 2010 @ 01:17 PM
Regardless of more ancient texts OTHER than the Bible stating there was a massive flood? Sounds to me like that's some pretty good stuff to go on. I mean, people are still looking for Atlantis on the words of a man.

Entire portions of science have come from theories. Science is given the benefit of the doubt way too much. Why can't a Biblical find be granted the same convenience?

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