Noah's Ark is a work of fiction plagiarised from as already stated Gilgamesh and before that from the Sumerians,the earliest pre-dating the bible by
as much as 4000 years.So what ever Wyatt or Davis/Hagopian found,it was more science fiction than bona fide scientific evidence.
Wyatt was a devout christian who desperately wanted to believe in and find Noah's Ark,and made it his life's work to find and prove as real the root
beliefs of his and other christian's faith.He also found the Ark of the Covenant,Moses' tablets,Goliath's sword,the location of the Red Sea
crossing,wheels used in Egyptian charriot races,timber from Noah's home and Colonel Sanders secret recipe (one of the previous may be made up for
.He wasn't a qualified archaeologist,so would never have been given permission to carry out any sort of archaeological excavation.So
all that was discovered and later investigated by Wyatt was a natural formation that happened to be sort of boat shaped,and when your government pays
for you to take a holiday in a nice warm country each year,you will of course do everything you can to keep the myth going.
Mount Ararat is about 200 miles from the sea,and the Durpinar site is about 6,500 feet above sea level.The second and higher site from memory is about
14,000 feet above sea level.As has already been pointed out,there isn't enough water in the world (and there certainly hasn't been a significant
decrease in the last 6000 years or so) to come anywhere near to being able to float a boat weighing thousands of tons and deposit it that high up a
mountain.Even if all the ice in the world melted,the sea level would "only" rise by no more than about 250 feet across the world.The claim that all
the land in the world was covered to a depth of 10 cubits (again from memory) is even more ridiculous considering the summit of Everest is nearly 5
miles above sea level.
Edit.There is evidence of a great "flood" around that time that could have been a tsunami when the top of mount Etna fell into the Mediterranean sea
after an unusually powerful eruption.There is also some evidence that suggests that animals were moved long distances across the sea by boat,a LOT
earlier than it was originally believed animals were first transported in this way.These two almost verifiable facts could give some authority to the
original version of this story being at least partly true.
edit on 15-1-2013 by Imagewerx because: (no reason given)