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Noah's Ark found in Turkey
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Posted on 04/27/2010 8:28:30 AM PDT by evets

The remains of Noah's Ark have been discovered 13,000ft up a Turkish mountain, it has been claimed.

A group of Chinese and Turkish evangelical explorers say they have found wooden remains on Mount Ararat in eastern Turkey.

They claim carbon dating proves the relics are 4,800 years old — around the same time the ark was said to be afloat.

Yeung Wing-Cheung, from the Noah's Ark Ministries International research team, said: "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."

He said the structure contained several compartments, some with wooden beams, that they believe were used to house animals.

The group of evangelical archaeologists ruled out an established human settlement on the grounds none have ever been found above 11,000ft in the vicinity, Yeung said.

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.

The biblical story says that God decided to flood the Earth after seeing how corrupt it was.

He then told Noah to build an ark and fill it with two of every animal species.

After the flood waters receded, the Bible says, the ark came to rest on a mountain.

Many believe that Mount Ararat, the highest point in the region, is where the ark and her inhabitants ran aground.


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worker examines wooden beams inside 'Noah's Ark'
1 posted on 04/27/2010 8:28:30 AM PDT by evets
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To: evets

Would this news be more credible had it been published by either the New York Times or Washington Post instead of the Sun ?


2 posted on 04/27/2010 8:29:48 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: evets
"It's not 100 per cent that it is Noah's Ark"

Really?

3 posted on 04/27/2010 8:30:32 AM PDT by beebuster2000
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To: evets

I didn’t think carbon dating was that accurate.


4 posted on 04/27/2010 8:30:46 AM PDT by dblshot (Insanity - electing the same people over and over and expecting different results.)
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To: evets

And this makes, how many times it’s been found?


5 posted on 04/27/2010 8:31:14 AM PDT by LouAvul
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To: evets
The remains of Noah's Ark have been discovered 13,000ft up a Turkish mountain, it has been claimed.

And claimed. And claimed. And claimed.

6 posted on 04/27/2010 8:31:51 AM PDT by Non-Sequitur
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To: evets

Noah’s Ark seems to be “discovered” about every two years, always on the same mountain.


7 posted on 04/27/2010 8:32:17 AM PDT by caver (Obama: Home of the Whopper)
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To: evets
"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."

OK man, what accounts for the 0.1% uncertainty ?

Who builds things that high on top of a mountain ?
8 posted on 04/27/2010 8:32:40 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: dblshot

I met my match at EcarbonHarmony.com


9 posted on 04/27/2010 8:32:46 AM PDT by WOBBLY BOB ("The welfare of humanity is always the alibi of tyrants"-Albert Camus)
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To: evets

Noah’s Ark gets found very often.


10 posted on 04/27/2010 8:33:21 AM PDT by Plutarch
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To: evets
Again???

An Ark is nothing more than a modern shipping container.

Do I believe the story of Noah?? No..sounds like artistic license at it's best.

11 posted on 04/27/2010 8:33:46 AM PDT by Sacajaweau (What)
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To: evets

Bill Cosby: “What’s a cubit?”


12 posted on 04/27/2010 8:33:47 AM PDT by bigbob
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To: evets; All
Again?

Searches for Noah's Ark

In truth, they probably re-found the remains of an old monastery which was discovered on Ararat decades ago.

13 posted on 04/27/2010 8:34:15 AM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: caver

It’s actually the ancestral remains of the adolescent Yeti home of Helen Thomas.


14 posted on 04/27/2010 8:34:31 AM PDT by WOBBLY BOB ("The welfare of humanity is always the alibi of tyrants"-Albert Camus)
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To: evets

And when anyone from any other country wants to go to the site to take a look at the thing the Turks will not grant the request.

Until they allow experts from around the world to examine the remains, it will continue to be bogus.


15 posted on 04/27/2010 8:35:05 AM PDT by crz
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To: LouAvul
And this makes, how many times it’s been found?

I'm a seasoned citizen and my recollection is up to a half dozen times in the last 50 years.

16 posted on 04/27/2010 8:35:21 AM PDT by BluH2o
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To: bigbob

“What’s a cubit?”

One of the funniest comedy albums of all time.


17 posted on 04/27/2010 8:36:22 AM PDT by woodbutcher1963
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To: evets
He said the structure contained several compartments,

Enough to fit two of every animal on earth?

18 posted on 04/27/2010 8:36:33 AM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: evets

Well if they find rhinoceros caca, I’m sold.


19 posted on 04/27/2010 8:36:36 AM PDT by Oldpuppymax
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To: evets

Did Yeti lead them to it? Was the Loch Ness monster aboard?
Did Nostradamus predict this? What about the dolphins?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_UEOLn9_b7g
(Warning: Vulgarity)


20 posted on 04/27/2010 8:36:47 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/backroom/2312894/posts?page=242)
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To: evets

Well, at least this time they got wood...............


21 posted on 04/27/2010 8:38:12 AM PDT by Red Badger (Education makes people easy to lead, difficult to drive; easy to govern, but impossible to enslave.)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

Thanks for the clue..that sounds MUCH more likely...


22 posted on 04/27/2010 8:38:52 AM PDT by Sacajaweau (What)
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To: Mr. Mojo
Enough to fit two of every animal on earth?

Just DNA samples.........

23 posted on 04/27/2010 8:38:52 AM PDT by Red Badger (Education makes people easy to lead, difficult to drive; easy to govern, but impossible to enslave.)
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To: Quix; TaraP

Well.., not saying that it’s a valid claim that it’s been found, but it’s something interesting — as we know that there was a world-wide flood and there was a ark that Noah built and it did come to rest upon some mountains over there. It may still be around and then again, it may not. I don’t know if it still is in one piece and recognizable.

It would certainly be very interesting if we did finally find it. Aside from finding it, we already have the sure Word of God about the World-wide flood, the reasons for it and that we all come from just three families (three couples, merely six people) to restart the entire human race ... :-)


24 posted on 04/27/2010 8:39:26 AM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: bigbob

“How long can you tread water?”


25 posted on 04/27/2010 8:39:45 AM PDT by Yo-Yo (Is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
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To: BluH2o

The story that never dies. But this time they know it is true because they found a Made in China tag.


26 posted on 04/27/2010 8:39:55 AM PDT by ully2 (ully)
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To: caver

I mean come on...wouldn’t it have been like a rock star or some sort of tourist destination. WOuldn’t they have told their kids “oh yeah there was billions of people and we were the only ones who survived because we got on that BIG boat..and oh the stories we could tell...oh the smell...you gotta go see it”.


27 posted on 04/27/2010 8:39:59 AM PDT by wareagle7295
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To: bigbob
Noah's Ark found in Turkey

Riiiiight...

28 posted on 04/27/2010 8:40:14 AM PDT by Mannaggia l'America
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To: LouAvul

To be fair, there has been much talk the last decade or so that they believed they had found it but an uncooperative Turkish government was clogging up the works. I’m not saying this is or is not the ark, but this is apparently the first time they’ve been able to go actually check this out. We’ll see if anything other than big fat claims comes of it.


29 posted on 04/27/2010 8:40:21 AM PDT by RobRoy (The US Today: Revelation 18:4)
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To: evets

And just how did the ark get in the turkey?


30 posted on 04/27/2010 8:40:26 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: woodbutcher1963

“What’s a cubit?”
“One of the funniest comedy albums of all time.”

Actually a cubit is a unit of measure. It’s okay to say that you don’t know the right answer. ;)


31 posted on 04/27/2010 8:40:57 AM PDT by christianhomeschoolmommaof3 (Proverbs 18:2 A fool has no delight in understanding but in expressing his own heart.)
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To: evets

If they can trace dna found in the RINO compartment to McCain and Graham, I will be convinced.


32 posted on 04/27/2010 8:41:08 AM PDT by ConservaTexan (February 6, 1911)
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To: SeekAndFind

It think it is along the lines of “extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence.” Of course, assuming it is true, part of that evidence would be the elevation.


33 posted on 04/27/2010 8:41:18 AM PDT by RobRoy (The US Today: Revelation 18:4)
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To: All

Oh, ye of little faith?


34 posted on 04/27/2010 8:41:55 AM PDT by crusty old prospector
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To: LouAvul

It must be true. I read it in The Star!


35 posted on 04/27/2010 8:42:42 AM PDT by mono
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To: Star Traveler
as we know have faith that there was a world-wide flood and there was a ark that Noah built and it did come to rest upon some mountains over there.

Fixed it for you.

36 posted on 04/27/2010 8:42:50 AM PDT by dmz
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To: Star Traveler

The Noah story is the Jewish version of the Akkadian (per-Summerian) Gilgamesh flood story. Much more likely that the flood was experienced in the Persian Gulf when rising seas broke open the Strait of Hormuz. This is also the site of Eden. Can’t see how the ark got to Mount Ararat. Methinks there is something up there, but what it is is beyond me.


37 posted on 04/27/2010 8:45:11 AM PDT by equalitybeforethelaw
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To: RobRoy
Dang, and all this time I thought the Ark was at the end of the Champs Elyesse
38 posted on 04/27/2010 8:47:16 AM PDT by shadeaud ("If you can't beat them, arrange to have them beaten." -- George Carlin)
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To: LouAvul

i think this is the same that has been reported for the last 30 years and sat pics shown....the problem was over the years turkey would never allow expeditions to the site....


39 posted on 04/27/2010 8:48:32 AM PDT by tatsinfla
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To: dblshot

C14 (Carbon-14) dating is based on a ratio of C-14 to C-12, a ration that remains in stasis in living things but begins to decline at the death of the organism. Theoretically, so much isotopic decay occurs in half-life steps that at about 50,000 years there is nothing left of the original C-14. Therefore, C-14 should work great for near-term events 5000-10,000 years ago, but become dramatically less accurate going further back, and utterly useless after 50K years.


40 posted on 04/27/2010 8:48:56 AM PDT by Springfield Reformer (Winston Churchill: No Peace Till Victory!)
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To: woodbutcher1963

Bill Cosby’s Noah (appx. 8 minutes)

youtube audio

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n0KHt8xrQkk


41 posted on 04/27/2010 8:49:27 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

Wouldn’t they have used stone, more readily available there, than hauling wood up to 11k feet?


42 posted on 04/27/2010 8:50:25 AM PDT by AFreeBird
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To: SeekAndFind

there was a monestary on that mountain once, about 1000 years ago, it was high up but lower than the ark, it came down once after an earthqauke


43 posted on 04/27/2010 8:51:02 AM PDT by RaceBannon (RON PAUL: THE PARTY OF TRUTHERS, TRAITORS AND UFO CHASERS!!!)
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To: equalitybeforethelaw

I tend to think the Gilgamesh story is the Akkadian version of the Hebrew original, with distortions added via “telephone game” effect.


44 posted on 04/27/2010 8:51:21 AM PDT by Springfield Reformer (Winston Churchill: No Peace Till Victory!)
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To: evets

45 posted on 04/27/2010 8:51:23 AM PDT by DManA
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To: Mannaggia l'America

“Am I on Candid Camera?”


46 posted on 04/27/2010 8:51:34 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: BluH2o

It’s like watching “Lost” on tv. They’re lost. They’re found. They’re lost. They’re found. Etc.


47 posted on 04/27/2010 8:51:37 AM PDT by LouAvul
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To: evets
The problem here is "EVANGELICAL" explorers....hardly a scientific and unbiased team to be sure.

"Noah's Ark" my Great Aunt Tilly's garters!

48 posted on 04/27/2010 8:51:57 AM PDT by Logic n' Reason (Don't piss down my back and tell me it's rainin'!)
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To: evets

This picture is undeniable proof that Noah's Ark has been found, or if not then Big Foot is alive and well in Turkey...

49 posted on 04/27/2010 8:51:57 AM PDT by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the next one...)
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To: tatsinfla
"....the problem was over the years turkey would never allow expeditions to the site...."

They know that once the truth comes out, no one will pay any more attention to them. Tourism may die, eeeeeeeeeven.

50 posted on 04/27/2010 8:52:17 AM PDT by Matchett-PI (Jim Wallis speaks for Christians the same way that Jesse Jackson speaks for all blacks.)
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