Update: A video of inside the Ark–fascinating!
Fox News is reporting that a group has recently come out with some groundbreaking information regarding Noah’s Ark. A group of archeologists, both Chinese and Turkish, are part of Noah’s Ark Ministry International and are reporting an amazing finding.
They were able to accurately identify Noah’s Ark on a dip in Mt. Ararat, Turkey, at around 13,000 feet. This is not the first time that this has made the news. In 1987 this finding was made by Ron Wyatt, but at that time the Turkish government quickly ruled out any further excavation.
This time though, there is a very strong possibility that some serious archeological work can be done to prove this finding as legitimate. The early tests show that this indeed seems to be Noah’s Ark. Preliminary carbon-dating puts it at 4,800 BC, right around the time Conservative Theologians place this event at, namely the Flood (Genesis 6-9).
The information so far is very vague and preliminary, as the finding was just reported on Tuesday, April 27th. But the group is emphatic on their finding, stating: “It’s not 100 percent that it is Noah’s Ark, but we think it is 99.9 percent that this is it.” The Turkish government will, supposedly, allow this research to continue on, so we shall see.
I believe they are really on to something here, but skeptics will abound! No question about it. Skeptics will be skeptics, no matter what the evidence. If proven true, it adds but one more medal of honor to the Holy Scriptures, that has yet to be even remotely undercut from a historical cultural basis. There was in fact a flood, as the historical records account, and I believe this will only add to the trustworthiness of Scripture. If this finding holds up to be true, if given the chance to, then I hope many skeptics will turn their heads and take a lesson from history. Maybe they will begin to ask the questions–Is there a God? Did the God of the Bible indeed Create the world and bring about a worldwide flood, just like detailed in Genesis?
Keep your eyes open, this could turn into a big and controversial finding.