Noah’s Ark Found, Yet Again… For the Umpteenth Time…

Oh when will the dilettantism ever end?  Adelaide Now reports

CHINESE and Turkish evangelical explorers believe they may have found Noah’s Ark – 4000m up a mountain in Turkey. The team said it had recovered wooden specimens from a structure on Mount Ararat in eastern Turkey that carbon dating proved was 4800 years old, around the same time the ark is said to have been afloat. “It’s not 100 per cent that it is Noah’s Ark but we think it is 99.9 per cent that this is it,” said Yeung Wing-cheung, a Hong Kong documentary filmmaker and member of the 15-strong team from Noah’s Ark Ministries International. The structure had several compartments, some with wooden beams, which were believed to house animals, he said.

So China has its own Simcha Jacobovici does it?

The Sun is carrying the ‘story’ too. And it has a picture!!!!!!

It’s time to remind one and all to read Eric Cline’s book- From Eden to Exile: Unraveling Mysteries of the Bible (Washington, DC: National Geographic Books, 2007; paperback 2008). Seriously, hasn’t it been translated into Chinese and Turkish? Those folk clearly need to read it.

UPDATE:  Well Eric informs me that the ‘archaeologists’ website has loads of photos (at the bottom of this page).  Looks more like the inside of a modern run down barn to me.  And the whole thing has the feel of a money making scheme.

UPDATE II: Richard Bartholomew has a load of background information on the group claiming the find.

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14 thoughts on “Noah’s Ark Found, Yet Again… For the Umpteenth Time…

  1. Niels Peter Lemche 27 Apr 2010 at 8:34 am

    It’s a fight uphill. Homo sapiens — i suppose the last part of that name is unwarranted. Or maybe we should distinguish between homo sapiens and homo nonsapiens (or Latin for “insane”).

    Niels Peter Lemche

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  2. Chris Tilling 27 Apr 2010 at 8:36 am

    *groans*

    “99.9 per cent that this is it”

    Well, confidence at least is in rich supply.

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  3. Richard Bartholomew 27 Apr 2010 at 10:04 am

    I’ve got some more details on this here:

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    • Jim 27 Apr 2010 at 10:08 am

      yeah i just finished updating with the link!
      great minds…

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  4. Jeremy 27 Apr 2010 at 10:37 am

    I thought Jesus sailed Noah’s ark to the underworld in Ephesians 4. That’s where I’d look …

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  5. Chuck Grantham 27 Apr 2010 at 11:56 am

    I thought Noah’s Ark had been disassembled long ago to make all the pieces of the True Cross floating around.

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  6. […] Jim West has some thoughts, as does Richard Bartholomew who also has some background information on the groups behind the newest, but not that new, discovery. […]

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  7. Doug 27 Apr 2010 at 3:56 pm

    The Sun sure had a cool color picture of the Ark. All the animals and Noah and his family, wow who knew they were still there. Oh, that’s just a fanciful drawing. The other looks like a barn.

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  8. Tim Bulkeley 27 Apr 2010 at 6:52 pm

    Oh, what a bunch of hardened skeptics! We all know that children play with Arks full of toy animals, the Bible tells us that there once were giants, all these arks they keep finding are some of the giant children’s toys that got lost. See, every one of these finds just proves the Bible 😉

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  9. Michael R. Janapin 28 Apr 2010 at 10:05 pm

    I bet my farm that those beams were attached by nails. Iron nails. 🙂

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  10. […] bartholomew and jim west have already commented upon this nonsense, but let me add my simple […]

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  11. Noah’s Ark Found? « Biblical Paths 30 Apr 2010 at 12:21 pm

    […] Oh and lest I forget, blogging supremo, Dr Jim West, who was (as always) one of the first here. […]

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  12. Margit 2 Jun 2010 at 6:41 am

    Why can’t I see it on google earth??

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  13. Tim Bulkeley 2 Jun 2010 at 2:08 pm

    Margit, you probably need to donate more to the cause, then maybe you’ll show you have faith enough to make it out 🙂

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