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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.

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TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: ararat; china; hoax; mountararat; noahsark; ntsa; turkey
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To: 21twelve
Thank you for the information, it was quite interesting...its like greenland would do more damage if melted that I get from your research..

There is also much snow and ice on mountain tops, that might factor into melting also? I think I'll let the young folks worry my brain is already tired from thinking. but its 4:30am where I am at...should go to bed and dream of greenland staying ice bound....:O)

81 posted on 04/27/2010 1:31:17 AM PDT by goat granny
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To: PugetSoundSoldier
" 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 "

There was NO Mt. Everest before the flood! The Earth's topography, as we see it today, is the result of the gigantic forces unleashed at the time of the flood. All the mountains, volcanoes, tectonic plate activity, even rain are the results of the flood. Yes, I said rain. Read your Bible, there was no rain before the flood. The Earth was watered by a mist coming up out of the ground (Genesis 2:5&6).

For those interested in the where all the water came from and where it went, see Here you will find most of the answers to questions about what happened at Noah's flood & why there are flash frozen Mammoths with grass still in their mouths found in Siberia. Notice, I didn't say woolly mammoth because they weren't woolly. Siberia had a temperate climate before the flood.

82 posted on 04/27/2010 4:54:57 AM PDT by FW190
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To: Hoosier-Daddy; Windflier; PugetSoundSoldier

Ever heard of the hydroplate theory? Prior to the flood the earth was semi-arid with average 70 degree temps everywhere (including the poles) and mountain ranges no more than 1 mile high. Incidentally if you were to lower the sea-levels worldwide less than 100 feet all of the continents would be connected by land-bridges.

See written by a former evolutionary scientist Dr. Walt Brown Ph.D.

83 posted on 04/27/2010 6:23:57 AM PDT by BrandtMichaels
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To: dschapin

See my prior post or better yet my links page for more information on Dr Walt Brown’s Hydroplate Theory.

It makes the most sense out of all of our geologic history - even the finding of marine fossils on the highest mountaintops.

84 posted on 04/27/2010 6:34:43 AM PDT by BrandtMichaels
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To: Lmo56

Your getting warmer. Try a global flood followed by hundreds maybe even thousands of local floods. One is going on right now with Niagra Falls.

85 posted on 04/27/2010 6:36:40 AM PDT by BrandtMichaels
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To: Hoosier-Daddy

He sent a raven (perching bird) that went to and fro til the earth was dry. He sent a dove (ground bird) and she found no where to land, so she came back. He sent her again, she had found an olive branch. He sent her again, and she did not need to come back.

86 posted on 04/27/2010 6:50:44 AM PDT by beefree
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To: BrandtMichaels
Ever heard of the hydroplate theory?

No, I haven't, but your description of it sounds interesting.

Ever heard of the "expanding earth" theory? According to its author, Earth actually started out as a smaller body than it is today, and has been undergoing expansion for billions of years.

On his site there's an animated short that shows his theory in action. In the video, the earth is shown slowly shrinking in size. As it does so, you see the continents and land masses begin to come together like matching puzzle pieces, until at some point, every open area has closed and the whole planet is a smooth, unbroken plain.

It's very convincing, and so is his detailed study of it. Well worth a look:

The Expanding Earth

Neal Adams Home Page

87 posted on 04/27/2010 7:51:29 AM 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
If this was/is true then why have we not seen it since?

Because He promised not to do it that way again. The rainbow is a symbol of that promise (since co-opted by the queers).

88 posted on 04/27/2010 8:29:38 AM PDT by JimRed (To water the Tree of Liberty is to excise a cancer before it kills us. TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
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To: pissant
Hell, I thought I saw Leonard Nimoy on TV telling me this back in the 1970s

That was before GPS, and they lost it again.

89 posted on 04/27/2010 8:32:07 AM PDT by JimRed (To water the Tree of Liberty is to excise a cancer before it kills us. TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
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To: Lucius Cornelius Sulla; SunkenCiv
Thee dating of 4800 years ago is over 300 years after thee beginning of ancient Egypt.

Ages in Chaos connection?

90 posted on 04/27/2010 9:40:02 AM PDT by Avoiding_Sulla (Yesterday's Left = today's status quo. Thus "CONSERVATIVE": a conflicted label for battling tyranny.)
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To: happygrl

Thanks! I had not heard this song before.

91 posted on 04/27/2010 10:50:26 AM PDT by zot
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To: Lmo56

I don’t know about Europe. However, I agree with you about the Columbia - though I think that the lake which broke out through the Columbia Gorge was formed in a more recent era when the waters receeded after the flood and the mountains rose up. I think that a substantial amount of water became trapped in a massive lake between the Cascade Mountains and the continental divide. At some point a massive earthquake or other such activity must have started a breach at the gorge which uncorked the bottle. I think that the Grand Canyon was formed in a similar manner. At Mount Saint Helens in Washington state a miniture Grand Canyon was formed in the 1980’s when a lake which became trapped in the volcanic cone after the eruption later broke loose with an accompaning mudflow and cut a very complex canyon through layers that had been laid down in the previous eruption.

92 posted on 04/27/2010 11:01:03 AM PDT by dschapin
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Interesting post, thanx. Now pictures and a video have been released as well.

As you can tell from the comments on this thread and others, a discovery of this magnitude (if proven to be real and not a hoax) will not change people’s minds. The mockers will continue to mock and ridicule just as Peter said they would (2 Peter 3:3-8).

For those who already believe, their faith will be strengthened.

93 posted on 04/27/2010 11:12:00 AM PDT by conservativegramma
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To: happygrl

From the article: “Local Turkish officials will ask the central government in Ankara to apply for UNESCO World Heritage status so the site can be protected while a major archaeological dig is conducted, Yeung added.”

I’m happy to wait and see!



94 posted on 04/27/2010 3:59:38 PM PDT by melsec
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To: Windflier
Mount Ararat was most notably Volcanically active around 3000 b.c. and a few times since. You will notice the lava flow covering the wooden beams in some places and actually ending the beams as they burnt through them in attached picture (left center). Hard to plant something like this. Either this is Noah's Ark or an old man-made structure (ref. 1840 volcanic activity) that has been exposed to volcanic activity.
95 posted on 04/28/2010 9:43:21 PM PDT by FootBall
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To: FootBall
For those who think the lava flow is ice in picture above.

Mount Ararat is known as a StratoVolcano. This Lava tends to be Glassy like. Giving it a shimmer. In addition ice is covering the lava adds to the shimmer. It's a naturally occuring Glass called Obsidian which is found in Felsic Lava flow and is caused when this lava cools very quickly (like in a VERY cold enviroment at 13k Feet on Mount Ararat).

Click Here for StratoVolcano Wiki

The lava that flows from stratovolcanoes tends to be viscous; it cools and hardens before spreading far. The magma forming this lava is often felsic, having high-to-intermediate levels of silica (as in rhyolite, dacite, or andesite), with lesser amounts of less-viscous mafic magma.

Picture of Obsidian Lava almost identical to the Chinese explorer picture I posted above.

96 posted on 05/01/2010 11:33:35 AM PDT by FootBall
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