Skip to comments.Noah’s Ark, Pieces Intact, Found
Posted on 06/15/2006 7:56:07 AM PDT by Michael_Michaelangelo
WashJune 14KINOn June 5th, Bible Historian and explorer Bob Cornuke led an expedition of 15 geologists, historians, archeologists, scientists and attorneys on an exhausting mission 13,300 feet above sea level to locate and document the tremendous sections of what is thought to be Noahs Ark located in the Ararat mountain range six hours North of Tehran, Iran. It had been essentially buried beneath the preservation of glaciers until last year when Iran recorded the hottest year on record which melted some of the snowcap revealing 450 by 75-foot footprint of the object.
Noahs Ark was claimed to be found in Northern Iran rather than Turkey. Over a thousand expeditions had previously scoured Turkeys Mt. Ararat, but by following the precise language of the Bible, Cornuke found what is believed to be Noahs Ark, nearly intact. Turkeys Mt. Ararat was incorrect because Marco Polo named the large mountain during his journeys in the 13th century. Through mapping scriptures in Genesis with ancient maps, Cornuke pieced together the clues and found where the Ararat Mountain Range made home for Noahs Ark in Northern Iran not far from Turkey. Bob Cornuke has been at the center of several controversies over his past findings as he has come at odds with secular scholars, but several people who I know personally were on this expedition as well as some credible, internationally known heads of Christian ministries. Cornuke and the participants are careful to not say emphatically that they found Noahs Ark, but have taken extensive documentation to present their facts for both the public, and the Biblical and scientific communities.
After crawling on hands and knees miles above the earths surface in four below zero weather, the expedition found an altar, which could very well be the altar Noah built because it was made from the same materials they later found in the Ark. They found grapevines over two inches think in the area, of which the DNA from the grapes is the oldest known to man. Genesis 9:20 says that Noah planted a vineyard. But most amazing was the ark itself. It was found in sections, somewhat like a house that had collapsed over the years. Sections of petrified wood 12 to 14 feet high and 40 feet long were found. They found a huge pile of timber, thought to be floors or walls, in four-to-six foot sections.
Geologists took nine samples of the ark under the strict eye of a video team for analysis by the Smithsonian Institute. Over 23,000 feet of video was taken and will be released to the public. You can get your first glimpse of it on Fox News with John Kasich Saturday at 8:00pm Eastern time, according to the Cornuke team. The expedition members hope to spark debate over the Ark; hope to show that the Bible is accurate and true; and hope that people will come to know Christ through the truth that they have revealed. In John 8:32, Jesus said, And you shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free. May you be revived and energized by the possibility of this wonderful discovery that there is one God and His truth reigns forever.
Actually, he's a neat guy. A real showman in the classic throwback sense. Former cop, compelling speaker. Books: In Search of the Lost Ark of the Covenant; In Search of The Mountain of God (his best); In Search of the Lost Mountains of Noah. (Full disclosure: he's a friend of mine.) He's genuinely driven to follow Scriptural clues, and his presentations center on the literal reliability of the Bible. I agree with him that often scholars and experts lose sight of the plain meaning of the text.
They found sea shells up there as well.
In Search of the Mountain of God is an excellent book. I've just seen a lot of refutations of Bob and wonder how much of what he sees is a result of what he wants to see.
Texans Part Of Possible Noah's Ark Discovery
Jun 26, 2006 10:45 pm US/Central
"More than 13,000 feet above sea level, after a seven hour hike, their pilgrimage concluded with a 400-foot long object... The businessman says the petrified wood clearly bears a resemblance to a ship. 'How did a ship get to 13,300 feet, except to float there?' ...A Houston lab used by the Smithsonian tested the alleged ark. Bonneman says they found that it was petrified wood, and that fossilized sea animals were buried inside it."
and, whatever the opposite of update is:
New photo resparks 'Noah's Ark mania'
WorldNetDaily.com | March 10, 2006 1:00 a.m. Eastern | Joe Kovacs
Posted on 03/10/2006 2:30:41 AM EST by Tim Long
The Hunt For Noah's Ark [by Robert Ballard's team]
Source: The Times (UK)
Published: February 15,2000 Author: Barry Wigmore
Posted on 02/14/2000 21:10:13 PST by Lady In Blue
Thanks for the ping. Exciting stuff!
So, either Carnuke was on a different mountain, or Carnuke is mistaken about the elevation at which he found it, or Google Earth's elevation of "Kuh-e Takht Soleyman" is over 4,000 feet off. Google Earth shows Mt. Everest being 28,189 feet, when actually it is 29,017. So Google Earth is 28 feet off there. But 4000 feet at "Mt. Soleiman"? I suspect that Carnuke's disovery is not on Mt. Soleiman. The closest mountain to Kuh-e Takht Soleyman that is at least 15,000 feet tall is "`Elm Kuh" (36 22' 27.65", 50 57' 38.78" E), which I believe is also known as Mt. Alam; Google Earth gives its highest elevation as 15,269 feet. But `Elm Kuh is almost 11 miles from Kuh-e Takht Soleyman. Here is a site that shows that the "Takht-e-Solaiman" is a range of mountains.
Carnuke's reference to "Soleiman" is thus probably to the *range*, not the particular peak. But there too, the only two mountains in the Takht-e-Solaiman range at least 15,300 feet tall are Alam and the north peak of the Khersan (which is directly connected to Alam on the north side). So it appears that Carnuke's discovery is actually on Mt. Alam/Khersan. If that conclusion is correct, then one should be able to run a contour line around the area at 13,120 feet, and come pretty close to it.
Bump for a later read. Which post # has the picture of this suspected ark?