Originally posted by Robonakka
So you really think a boat made of wood will last 8,000 years on a volcano? Really? Doesn't wood rot? Wouldn't there have been great demand for wood
in a post flood environment? Surely the ark was broken up for housing and the remains rotted away eons ago. Surely.
The flood happened 4,400 years ago. It does not take very long for wood to petrify if it has been covered in mud. I do believe there is something to
what you are saying about the ark having been broken up and used for housing.
Ron Wyatt said that when Moses wrote the book of Genesis, he would have referred to the Egyptian Royal Cubit. This makes sense, but, Moses never
specified this. When God gave Noah instructions, He simply said to make it so many cubits long, by so many wide, by so many tall.
Back in Noah's day, a cubit was measured from the tip of a persons middle finger to their elbow. Each person has a different cubit. Much like in
the Wild West days, where one would say they were selling a "10 hand horse", or however many hands. They used the length of their own hand to make
that measurement, so for one person it could be a 10 hand horse, but to another it could have been a 9 hand or an 11 hand horse, based on the size of
Noah built the ark based on his own cubit. God knew that 300 by 50 by 30 of Noah's personal cubit would be the right size for the ark. And, in
those days, people were taller than they are today. Pre-flood humans had not yet began to really degrade like they did after the flood. If one has
really delved into Ron Wyatt's research on the ark, they will see that he found what is almost certainly Noah's grave, and that the skeleton within
was over 12 feet tall. Noah was no slouch. This would mean Noah's cubit was about twice the size of the cubit most people believe he used. That
would mean the ark would have been close to 1,000 feet long and a lot taller and a lot wider! I'm 5' 10" tall and my cubit is 19 1/2". So, by
very rough estimate, if Noah was 12 feet tall, his cubit would have been over twice as long as mine, which would make it somewhere around 40 inches.
The Egyptian Royal Cubit is right around 21 inches.
300 of Noah's cubit times 40 inches each would be just about right at 1,000 feet long.
I believe that what Ron Wyatt found is what remains of the ark after Noah and his family took what they needed in order to build houses and other
things. And as the population grew, more people took some of the wood here and there for souvenirs or who knows what. From what Ron Wyatt found, the
ark started out higher up on the mountain, but a mudslide swept it down to the spot it rests at today. The houses and things built out of the ark
wood could have rotted away by now in the Valley of 8, but the remainder of the ark was covered in the mudslide, thus causing it to petrify quickly,
Petrified antlers and feces, as well as fur, were found by Ron Wyatt. All were analyzed in laboratories. Metal rivets were found, as well as pieces
of petrified wood which consisted of three or so different layers laminated together with some kind of glue which could still be seen dried in between
the layers where it had oozed out during construction.
As to what the other ark-type thing is that the OP mentioned, I have no idea what it could be. I have no idea how far away from each other the two
specimens are, but is it possible the one Ron Wyatt found is part of the other thing, and it was a really big mudslide which hit it, broke it in half,
and caused it to travel very far? (I'm probably way off on that one; as I said, I have no idea) Who knows, maybe Ron Wyatt didn't find any part of
the ark, and the other thing is really the ark. That would propose the question: What the heck did Ron Wyatt find then?!
I wish someone would finally take some really clear, close up pictures of the entirety of the other thing, so people can get a really good look at it.