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Scientists discover wooden structure believed to be Noah's Ark
cna ^ | April 27, 2010

Posted on 04/28/2010 5:56:26 AM PDT by NYer

Edited on 04/28/2010 6:36:39 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

A Chinese explorer inside one of the wooden structures on Mt. Ararat. Credit: Noah's Ark Ministries International.

Ankara, Turkey, Apr 28, 2010 / 01:05 am (CNA/EWTN News).- A Chinese-Turkish exploration team reported on Sunday that they have discovered a wooden structure on the top of Mt. Ararat in Turkey which they believe to be the biblical Noah's Ark.


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2 posted on 04/28/2010 5:57:15 AM PDT by NYer ("Where Peter is, there is the Church." - St. Ambrose of Milan)
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To: NYer

I saw this earlier and sent the information to my entire family. ;-)


4 posted on 04/28/2010 5:58:25 AM PDT by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified Decartes))
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To: NYer

On one of the other threads about this, evangelical writer Randall Price (another researcher about the ark) is quoted calling this a hoax. Just sayin’.


5 posted on 04/28/2010 5:58:57 AM PDT by Genoa (Luke 12:2)
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To: NYer

this may be the most reposted article in FR history.


6 posted on 04/28/2010 5:59:10 AM PDT by HospiceNurse
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To: HospiceNurse

Someone made the comment on another thread that this has been posted so many times that even Noah is annoyed.


7 posted on 04/28/2010 6:00:06 AM PDT by rhombus
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To: NYer
This makes 3 arks discovered in the last 2 days. Apparently, Noah's little boatyard was humming!

Just kidding...great pics. Thx!

8 posted on 04/28/2010 6:00:48 AM PDT by SonOfDarkSkies (I never saw a wild thing sorry for itself... - D.H. Lawrence)
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To: rhombus
Someone made the comment on another thread that this has been posted so many times that even Noah is annoyed.

LOL!!

9 posted on 04/28/2010 6:02:04 AM PDT by Constitution Day
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To: NYer
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.
Short of finding a registration tag, how will anyone ever prove ownership to Noah?
It's like the Shroud of Turin - even if it eventually gets dated back to Christ's time, how can anyone prove it's Jesus on the cloth?
11 posted on 04/28/2010 6:03:44 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: HospiceNurse
this may be the most reposted article in FR history.

I searched FR using only the work "ark" and it turned up no results. If you have already read this article, then there is no need to read it again.

12 posted on 04/28/2010 6:06:25 AM PDT by NYer ("Where Peter is, there is the Church." - St. Ambrose of Milan)
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To: NYer

ping


13 posted on 04/28/2010 6:08:02 AM PDT by Ulysse (s)
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To: NYer

Multiple entries:

http://www.freerepublic.com/tag/ark/index?tab=articles

No need to be nasty to HospiceNurse


14 posted on 04/28/2010 6:08:55 AM PDT by TSgt (We will always be prepared, so we may always be free. - Ronald Reagan)
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To: NYer

Quick! Tell me where to send my money!!


15 posted on 04/28/2010 6:09:44 AM PDT by ArtDodger (Reread Animal Farm (with your kids))
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To: NYer

What it made of “Gophor wood?.. or pine or plywood?..


16 posted on 04/28/2010 6:10:34 AM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole....)
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To: NYer

What it made of “Gophor wood?.. or pine or plywood?..


17 posted on 04/28/2010 6:10:46 AM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole....)
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To: oh8eleven

you know of some other giant boat that would be lying at the top of a mountain 12,000 feet up?


18 posted on 04/28/2010 6:11:09 AM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama = Epic Fail)
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To: NYer

I’ve read about this discovery since I was a kid.


19 posted on 04/28/2010 6:12:28 AM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (Chairman Mao was a community organizer)
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To: NYer

They can find a 5000 year old ark buried under snow on the top of a mountain,yet Obama can’t find his birth certificate!


20 posted on 04/28/2010 6:13:09 AM PDT by massmike (...So this is what happens when OJ's jury elects the president....)
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To: NYer

I thought Turkey had BANNED any search for the ARK. When did their policy change?

Need alot more background on this one.


21 posted on 04/28/2010 6:14:17 AM PDT by Marty62 (marty60)
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To: NYer

In addition to the Gilgamesh epic, a similar story of the Flood is also told in ancient Greek Mythology.


22 posted on 04/28/2010 6:17:06 AM PDT by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: TSgt

Thanks ... not sure why that list did not materialize for me. It seemed odd that this story had not been posted to FR. At least those who missed it, like myself, will have an opportunity to comment on it.


23 posted on 04/28/2010 6:20:39 AM PDT by NYer ("Where Peter is, there is the Church." - St. Ambrose of Milan)
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To: NYer

The FR search function doesn’t do three letter words.


24 posted on 04/28/2010 6:24:21 AM PDT by ASA Vet (Iran should have ceased to exist Nov 5, 1979, but we had no president then either.)
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To: WakeUpAndVote

“fresh straw?”

I was thinking the same thing. All that’s missing is steaming dung and a wobbley foal. Who staged this? Marlin Perkins? LOL


25 posted on 04/28/2010 6:25:55 AM PDT by johnnycap
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To: NYer
According to the Bible, after the earth was flooded and the waters receded, Noah's ark ran aground on a mountain...

No, not really.  Here's the passage:

Genesis 8:4 (King James Version) 

 4And the ark rested in the seventh month, on the seventeenth day of the month, upon the mountains of Ararat.

In Noah's time, 'Ararat' was a kingdom so 'the mountains' was a part of the kingdom.  This bit with putting the Ark on Mt. Ararat is like Jonah swallowed by a whale or Jesus born on 25 Dec.  Everyone says it but it's just not in the scriptures.

27 posted on 04/28/2010 6:28:29 AM PDT by expat_panama
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To: Elsie; greyfoxx39; reaganaut; colorcountry
Why does the Book of Mormon include a very literal account of such things as Noah's Ark (Ether 6:7), Adam & Eve, or the Garden of Eden (Alma 42:2)? If Noah's Ark, the Tower of Babel story of the languages forming or many of the other things mentioned in the Bible aren't literal (and they aren't by any stretch of the imagination)--neither are the portions of Book of Mormon history relying on these items as literal. Similarly, why did Joseph Smith state that Adam and the Garden of Eden were literally located in Missouri?

Is Noah's Ark also in the mid west?

28 posted on 04/28/2010 6:28:31 AM PDT by Utah Binger (Mount Carmel Utah, Twelve Miles East of Zion National Park)
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To: NYer

I read somewhere that the biblical “flood” so to speak was in reality either the Bosphorus Straits that were not open yet suddenly collapsed and created a “flood” so to speak into the Black Sea.


29 posted on 04/28/2010 6:34:07 AM PDT by Eye of Unk ("In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act" G.Orwell)
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To: johnnycap

Marlin Perkins? Haven’t heard THAT name in a while, lol.


30 posted on 04/28/2010 6:38:52 AM PDT by Beowulf9
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To: NYer

I saw the images just before they were removed by the mods as they are Getty images and prohibited from posting on FR. Please repost the map location. And you can certainly post a link to the photos.


31 posted on 04/28/2010 6:41:00 AM PDT by CedarDave (Arrogant Obama on tax day protesters: "You’d think they would be saying 'Thank You!'.")
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To: NYer

The muslim police will be blowing the mountain up shortly.


32 posted on 04/28/2010 6:44:55 AM PDT by FES0844
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I also pinged the mods for removing the story body as I did not see any reference in the link to the LA Times/Wash Post copyright violation.


33 posted on 04/28/2010 6:47:20 AM PDT by CedarDave (Arrogant Obama on tax day protesters: "You’d think they would be saying 'Thank You!'.")
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Just watched the Discovery channel the other night saying that there is no way they could have built a ship that size 4 thousand years ago. I hope this is Noah’s Ark but you will never convince any atheist or scientist that it is truly the Ark


35 posted on 04/28/2010 7:14:25 AM PDT by wild74
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To: NYer

Maybe it contains Obama’s birth certificate too.


36 posted on 04/28/2010 7:22:46 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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Maybe it contains Obama’s birth certificate too.
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Very cute! :-)

37 posted on 04/28/2010 7:27:21 AM PDT by wintertime (Good ideas win! Why? Because people are not stupid.)
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To: wild74
Just watched the Discovery channel the other night

As a younger man I gobbled up everything these kinds of outlets put out. I was a rabid National Geographic, Public TV documentary, Popular Science, Smithsonian, Reader's Digest, Time magazine fan. I believed everything and took pride in parroting back all the "facts". After all, these people carried clipboards and wore white lab coats didn't they? As time passed, however, I kept noticing how they kept reversing their "findings". Then I began to notice hidden political agendas. Then I was clued in to the amazing world of government grants and how all that worked.

I have no idea about this latest Noah's ark finding. If I were Noah, I would probably disassemble the ark and use the wood to build houses etc... since after the flood everything had been swept away. But as for the Discovery Channel...I wouldn't put much stock in anything they say.

38 posted on 04/28/2010 7:46:38 AM PDT by Drawsing (The fool shows his annoyance at once. The prudent man overlooks an insult. (Proverbs 12:16))
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39 posted on 04/28/2010 8:38:05 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: HospiceNurse
The video was stunning. This is the first credible video I've ever seen of Noah's Ark. Now, I've followed these types of claims before without getting conclusive evidence. If the video is not a hoax, it's absolutely empirical evidence that the Ark of Noah has been found.

If you think we are living in the end "End Times", finding Noah's Ark in what are called 'the days of Noah', this makes perfect sense. In the later days knowledge shall increase, man will run to and fro without finding satisfaction.

40 posted on 04/28/2010 8:40:38 AM PDT by STD (islam a spiritual-legal-political Theocratic system of governance which is not to be questioned;)
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To: pnh102

All these stories came after Noah’s time, so they confirm the authenticity of the Bible. Read the Book of Enoch, I pray your eyes will be opened.


41 posted on 04/28/2010 8:43:08 AM PDT by STD (islam a spiritual-legal-political Theocratic system of governance which is not to be questioned;)
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To: pnh102
In addition to the Gilgamesh epic, a similar story of the Flood is also told in ancient Greek Mythology.

Of course!

After BAB EL the 'cultures' would STILL have a memory of it...

42 posted on 04/28/2010 8:43:25 AM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: Drawsing
If I were Noah, I would probably disassemble the ark and use the wood to build houses etc... since after the flood everything had been swept away.

Indeed!

A lot of the stone used in ancient Egypt was reused as the long forgotten folks that built things were not around to maintain their structure.

43 posted on 04/28/2010 8:46:47 AM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: Drawsing
If I were Noah, I would probably disassemble the ark and use the wood to build houses etc...

Then you'd have to live without food, grazing land and oxygen. It makes perfect sense to abandon the ark in situ.

44 posted on 04/28/2010 8:46:57 AM PDT by STD (islam a spiritual-legal-political Theocratic system of governance which is not to be questioned;)
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To: wild74

No way they could have built the Pyramids 3 thousand years ago either. I

Ever gone on Google earth and looked at the area in Peru with the monkey and spider and runway looking lines, all that? There is so much more visible from Satellite that you think there used to be a Los Angeles in that desert. For anyone to say our ancestors couldn’t have built something is preposterous.


45 posted on 04/28/2010 9:36:13 AM PDT by Dogbert41
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What video?


46 posted on 04/28/2010 10:05:06 AM PDT by Dogbert41
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To: Dogbert41

Oh, this one:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4tZhbalpSNM


47 posted on 04/28/2010 10:15:45 AM PDT by Dogbert41
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To: STD
All these stories came after Noah’s time, so they confirm the authenticity of the Bible. Read the Book of Enoch, I pray your eyes will be opened.

I don't need any independent "confirmation" of the authenticity of the Bible. I simply believe it to be the Word. Even the parts I have a hard time living up to or completely fubar altogether. If you wish to pray for me, then pray that I can finally do what I have to do to live up to the standards put forth in it.

48 posted on 04/28/2010 10:23:56 AM PDT by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: STD
it's absolutely empirical evidence that the Ark of Noah has been found.

Or it is a carefully crafted hoax where "evangelists" film makers sucker the believing world. Time will tell. I haven't seen any independent review of their "findings". Fossils are found IN sedimentary rock. If it is the ark, then it is the one piece of old wood than can be stated with absolute certainty to have NEVER been submerged and buried in forming sedimentary rock. Think about it.

To add to that, they found not only "fossilized wood", but whole rooms of intact beams complete with the hay still in them.

I predict that the "ark" will disappear again due to "massive snows", or "landslides", or "corrupt government conspiracies". No reputable known scientist will ever see the reported ark to verify their "findings".

49 posted on 04/28/2010 10:28:26 AM PDT by HospiceNurse
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To: NYer

The comment about “how many species” they would need always cracks me up, given that the skeptics think that every single species we have came from a single one-celled organism, which itself came from lifelessness.


50 posted on 04/28/2010 10:39:02 AM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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