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.