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'Noah's Ark' discovery on Turkish mountain
AFP ^ | April 27, 2010

Posted on 04/26/2010 9:01:21 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

A group of Chinese and Turkish evangelical explorers said Monday they believe they may have found Noah's Ark -- 4000m up a mountain in Turkey.

The team say they 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 percent that it is Noah's Ark but we think it is 99.9 percent that this is it," Yeung Wing-cheung, a Hong Kong documentary filmmaker and member of the 15-strong team from Noah's Ark Ministries International told AFP.

The structure had several compartments, some with wooden beams, which were believed to house animals, he said.

The group of evangelical archaeologists ruled out an established human settlement on the grounds that one had never been found above 3500 metres in the vicinity, Yeung said.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.ninemsn.com.au ...


TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: ararat; china; hoax; mountararat; noahsark; ntsa; turkey
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To: melsec

Ah, no ... sadly, the unicorns wouldn’t get on the Ark. That’s why they aren’t around anymore.


41 posted on 04/26/2010 10:07:05 PM PDT by zot
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To: Windflier
You'd almost think that Noah was skipper of the flagship of a flotilla of arks

Did someone say "skipper"?


42 posted on 04/26/2010 10:09:42 PM PDT by PugetSoundSoldier (Indignation over the Sting of Truth is the defense of the indefensible)
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To: April Lexington
I’ve often wondered about the parched conditions on Mars. Could our oceans be evaporating into outer space?

Water molecules have sufficient weight to keep them earth-bound by gravity. Helium is lighter than air, but I don't think even helium can escape the tug of the planet.

As to Mars, it has a different atmosphere than Earth does. More carbon dioxide, and less nitrogen and oxygen.

Because of that (and the fact that it lost its magnetic core) it's bombarded with cosmic rays from the sun, where Earth's magnetic field repels them. All life on Earth would cease, if we lost our magnetic field.

... was it Bush’s fault?

Algore would probably buy that .. LOL

43 posted on 04/26/2010 10:09:48 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Hoosier-Daddy

The Biblical account specifically mentions fissuring of “the fountains of the great deep.” There is a possibility that much of the water of the flood was a temporary, forced extrusion of subterranean water. In any event, owing to tidal distributions and the probability of unusual seismic activity, it would simply not be necessary for the entire globe to be uniformly, statically immersed just to set one boat relatively high on one mountain.


44 posted on 04/26/2010 10:10:26 PM PDT by Springfield Reformer (Winston Churchill: No Peace Till Victory!)
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To: zot

green aligators and log neck geese maybe - or humpty back camels and chimpanzees


45 posted on 04/26/2010 10:10:33 PM PDT by melsec
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To: sonic109
I don’t believe there actually ever was a real ark .

Party pooper.

Stop poopin' on our party, man.

46 posted on 04/26/2010 10:12:07 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Windflier

What would a tsunami of that size do to the Ark, I wonder. Noah would have made a fortune selling souvenir toothpicks of the Ark, which is about all that would be left after such a tidal wave. I believe in the Flood, but remember, the ark ‘came to rest’. The narrative says nothing of a wave.


47 posted on 04/26/2010 10:12:13 PM PDT by Hoosier-Daddy ( "It does no good to be a super power if you have to worry what the neighbors think." BuffaloJack)
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To: Hoosier-Daddy
Anyone care to integrate the volume of a shell with an initial circumference of 25,000 miles and a final circumference 12,000 feet above the initial circumference? That is a pot load of water.

Actually, you have to go to 29,000 feet since EVERYTHING was submerged, which means Mt. Everest. I did it once, it ended up being about 30 TIMES the total water on the Earth and in the atmosphere right now. A few pot loads, I'd say!

48 posted on 04/26/2010 10:13:25 PM PDT by PugetSoundSoldier (Indignation over the Sting of Truth is the defense of the indefensible)
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To: zot

And Noah looked out through the driving rain
Them unicorns were hiding, playing silly games
Kicking and splashing while the rain was falling
Oh, them silly unicorns


49 posted on 04/26/2010 10:16:00 PM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: Springfield Reformer

I’m not going to leap into my Bible, but Noah sent out several doves in calm seas searching for land, did he not?


50 posted on 04/26/2010 10:16:38 PM PDT by Hoosier-Daddy ( "It does no good to be a super power if you have to worry what the neighbors think." BuffaloJack)
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To: Hoosier-Daddy
What would a tsunami of that size do to the Ark, I wonder. Noah would have made a fortune selling souvenir toothpicks of the Ark, which is about all that would be left after such a tidal wave.

I'm just throwing things up on the wall to see if anything sticks. Great fun, this time of night.

The ark wouldn't necessarily run into Mt. Ararat. It could have been steered there as the water subsided, and been beached by Noah.

Just a thought.

51 posted on 04/26/2010 10:17:21 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour

You haven’t seen it since because God promised not to do it again. The sign of that promise is the rainbow.


52 posted on 04/26/2010 10:17:33 PM PDT by Persevero (If man evolved from monkeys and apes, why do we still have monkeys and apes?)
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To: Hoosier-Daddy

The Bible does mention the fountains of the deep.

Also, the water cycle began at that time, according to Scripture. So presumably much of the water is vapor in the air.

Also perhaps the poles, frozen.


53 posted on 04/26/2010 10:19:27 PM PDT by Persevero (If man evolved from monkeys and apes, why do we still have monkeys and apes?)
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To: Fiji Hill

One of my kids favorite songs on St. Patrick’s Day.


54 posted on 04/26/2010 10:19:37 PM PDT by Hoosier-Daddy ( "It does no good to be a super power if you have to worry what the neighbors think." BuffaloJack)
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To: PugetSoundSoldier

Mt. Everest may not have been there at the time of the flood you know.


55 posted on 04/26/2010 10:21:04 PM PDT by Persevero (If man evolved from monkeys and apes, why do we still have monkeys and apes?)
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To: Hoosier-Daddy
Noah sent out several doves in calm seas searching for land, did he not?

Yes, I believe the narrative says exactly that.

If the ark had been hurled by a gargantuan tsunami, Noah may have found the top of Mt. Ararat as the water subsided, and beached it there.

56 posted on 04/26/2010 10:21:20 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Hoosier-Daddy

The last bird he sent out was a dove, and it returned to him with an olive branch in its beak. Still a symbol of peace in our culture.

The last time he let the dove out, it did not return.


57 posted on 04/26/2010 10:22:02 PM PDT by Persevero (If man evolved from monkeys and apes, why do we still have monkeys and apes?)
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To: Windflier

Geeeez , ok you can have your ark.


58 posted on 04/26/2010 10:28:19 PM PDT by sonic109
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To: Windflier

I actually believe something exceptional happened. 12,000 feet up on Mt. Ararat? That is a lot of water.


59 posted on 04/26/2010 10:28:58 PM PDT by Hoosier-Daddy ( "It does no good to be a super power if you have to worry what the neighbors think." BuffaloJack)
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To: bunkerhill7

A more likely explanation of the multiple accounts is that they are all based on a single shared memory transmitted into the various family lines originating with Noah and his gang of eight. Please recall that in the Biblical account all of Noah’s neighbors had him sized for a tin foil hat. No copycat syndrome there.


60 posted on 04/26/2010 10:29:36 PM PDT by Springfield Reformer (Winston Churchill: No Peace Till Victory!)
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