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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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KEYWORDS: antitheism; ararat; artifacts; china; dropthebong; fundienutcases; hoax; mountararat; noah; noahsark; ntsa; religiousintolerance; religiouskookalert; turkey
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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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