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Noah’s ark is a mythical, massive-ship, that is said to have ‘saved’ all of the animals on Earth together with Noah’s family, before the great flood destroyed everything on the planet.
If we take a quick peek at history, we will find that ‘Noah’s Ark’ is a story from the Hebrew Bible, which tells how, by order of God (Yahweh or Jehovah), Noah built a boat for to save him, his family, and countless animals who, saved from the great flood, would repopulate the Earth with their offspring.
This story can be found both in the sacred texts of Judeo-Christianity (the Torah and the Old Testament) and in the Koran of the Muslims.
Its origin can be traced back to the Sumerian myth of Ziusudra, and to the eventual contact of the ancient Hebrews with Mesopotamian cultures after the fall of Jerusalem.
Despite the fact that in the past the universal flood was accepted as a historical fact, modern-day scholars remain skeptical regarding its literalness, given the lack of geological evidence for such an event.
However, several biblical scholars continue exploring Mount Ararat, where the Bible says the ark rests.
Ummm…so, have found the Arc?
A recent discovery could shed light on the sacred texts of the Judeo-Christian tradition, specifically in relation to the Ark of Noah, the ship that according to the biblical story saved all animal species of Earth during the great Flood.
God, angry with the evil of man, told Noah to gather pairs of each of the animal species on Earth and shelter them in an ark where he and his family would survive the days following a massive, planetary flood.
The question—if of course, one considers this story to be real and historical—is evident: what happened to the ark after the Flood?
There are many scientists in the world who have tried to find evidence about it, and there are some who claimed to have found the remains of the ark.
According to Genesis 8:4 the Ark landed on the “mountains of Ararat” on the 150th day of the great flood.
A team of researchers claims to have found the remains of Noah’s Ark on a 90-meter thick glacier on Mount Ararat in Turkey.
According to researchers, they found Noah’s ark after combing through satellite images.
The old wooden structure would now be more than 4,800 years old and inside it, there are countless compartments, which would have served to accommodate each pair of animals.
While many have expressed enthusiastic emotions about the discovery, others prefer to remain cautious, waiting for more evidence to determine whether or not it is the remains of Noah’s Ark.
According to Noah’s Ark Ministries International, a documentary team based in Hong Kong, they’ve recovered wooden pieces from a massive structure which according to initial carbon dating results, dates back around 4,800 years.
The remains of the alleged Ark were found at around 13,000 feet above sea level.
“It’s not 100 percent that it is Noah’s ark, but we think it is 99.9 percent that this is it,” Yeung Wing-Cheung, a filmmaker accompanying the explorers, told The Daily Mail.
“The structure is partitioned into different spaces,” said Noah’s Ark Ministries International team member Man-Fai Yuen in a statement.
“We believe that the wooden structure we entered is the same structure recorded in historical accounts…”
The Ark isn’t on Mount Ararat
According to Dr. Andrew Snelling, in an article for Answersingenesis.org:
“Several teams have continued searching for the real Ark.
“Most of them have focused on Mount Ararat in northeastern Turkey, where eyewitness accounts of a wooden structure have spurred interest for centuries.
“The biblical reference to ‘mountains of Ararat’ as the landing site of the Ark suggests those mountains formed well before the Flood ended.
“The Flood was a global catastrophe that totally reshaped the earth’s geology, and the earth’s surface has continued to change since then.
“Perhaps the geology of the modern Mount Ararat region sheds light on whether we should be looking for Noah’s Ark on that mountain.”
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