Alleged Noah's Ark Discovered
Satellite photographs taken years earlier of a boat like formation on Mt. Ararat in Turkey intrig...
Satellite photographs taken years earlier of a boat like formation on Mt. Ararat in Turkey intrigued Ron Wyatt. This formation had earlier been discovered by the same analyst (Dr. Brandenburg of Ohio State University) that discovered the nuclear missiles in Cuba.
While a subsequent expedition concluded that "there was nothing of archeological significance," in the formation, Ron felt it was worth checking out. He flew to Turkey and arrived at the ark site. Since the formation was mostly buried in mud, he felt it was too big a project for him. He returned to the his home in the United States and asked his friends to pray that God would do something to expose more of the ark.
Several month later, an unusual earthquake occurred causing the ark to be exposed an additional 20 vertical feet. The ark was measured and its internal structure was thoroughly mapped out with metal detectors and ground penetrating radar. The patterns clearly showed the ribs of the ark, an ~10 foot wide door near the front, two large water tanks near the front door, and large stabilizers running the length of the ship. The length of the ship was measured independently by two teams and found to be 515 feet long. Since Moses who wrote the book of Genesis was familiar with the Royal Egyptian cubit which is 20.6 inches, the biblical record of 300 cubits is exactly correct! (300 cubits x 20.6 /12 = 515 feet)
Later expeditions also located what appears to be Noah's first home after the flood and the grave sites of Mr. and Mrs. Noah. The graves were evidenced by petroglyphs on the large tombstones. These were within ~5 miles of the Ark. Unfortunately, the graves were subsequently exhumed by grave robbers. The Turkish government later reported that a bodice that Mrs. Noah was wearing, which was covered with large precious stones, was sold on the Turkish black market for around $75 million. One of the burial crypts was later recovered and is in a back room of a museum in Ankara, Turkey. It is 18 feet long! Enormous human bones appeared in some of the hotels in the area soon after the graves were robbed. The size of the bones suggests that the Antediluvians were between 12-15 feet tall!