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Yay. Noah's ark has been found. Again. That's like the fifth one since 1980. Dude must have been operating a flotilla.
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This was a fake !!!

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Noah's Ark PaleoBabble Update
Posted by MSH under: Ancient Sites; Bible; Noah's ark .

This is a sad post for me. Read on and you'll know why.

Fox News reported today about a joint Turkish-Chinese expedition that claims to have found Naoh's ark on Mount Ararat. Part of their proof is the picture below, which purports to have been taken inside the ark. Allegedly, the wooden beams carbon-date to 4,800 years old. Would that be cool or what?

Now the sad part. I also got an email today from one of Randall Price's students. The email contains a message from Dr. Price about this expedition. (Dr. Price, as some of you may recall, has been doing a lot of searching for the ark lately.) Here is an excerpt from his message:

I was the archaeologist with the Chinese expedition in the summer of 2008 and was given photos of what they now are reporting to be the inside of the Ark. I and my partners invested $100,000 in this expedition (described below) which they have retained, despite their promise and our requests to return it, since it was not used for the expedition. The information given below is my opinion based on what I have seen and heard (from others who claim to have been eyewitnesses or know the exact details).

To make a long story short: this is all reported to be a fake. The photos were reputed to have been taken off site near the Black Sea, but the film footage the Chinese now have was shot on location on Mt. Ararat. In the late summer of 2008 ten Kurdish workers hired by Parasut, the guide used by the Chinese, are said to have planted large wood beams taken from an old structure in the Black Sea area (where the photos were originally taken) at the Mt. Ararat site. In the winter of 2008 a Chinese climber taken by Parasut's men to the site saw the wood, but couldn't get inside because of the severe weather conditions. During the summer of 2009 more wood was planted inside a cave at the site. The Chinese team went in the late summer of 2009 (I was there at the time and knew about the hoax) and was shown the cave with the wood and made their film. As I said, I have the photos of the inside of the so-called Ark (that show cobwebs in the corners of rafters - something just not possible in these conditions) and our Kurdish partner in Dogubabyazit (the village at the foot of Mt. Ararat) has all of the facts about the location, the men who planted the wood, and even the truck that transported it.

In short, Randall was duped. I feel bad about it because I know him. He's a good guy with real degrees (so please don't equate him with charlatans like Ron Wyatt). Yeah, he should have known better. But at least he's being honest here.
 

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Thanks for the followup. Finding Noah's ark would be a great thing but is not a determining factor in our faith. There are so many other archaeological discoveries that are legitiamate and do support biblical records that this one would have been just one more of many.
 

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Finding Noah's ark would be a great thing
I hate to disagree with anyone, but.... I hope they NEVER find it. Depending on who finds it, they will have it torn to pieces and on an ebay auction so fast it will make your head spin!

I know that some people want "proof" that what the Bible says really happened, but I am fine in my faith with out being able to "see" it.

We walk by faith, not by sight.
 

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I have heard so many different "stories" about finding the ark - and - while it would be cool, I have a hard time believing that wood from 5,000 years ago would still be around and intact enough for us to prove that it really was the ark.

I do realize that they have found wooden boats in the depths of the oceans and such, but, that is different from wood that has been exposed to all the elements (earth, wind, fire, water) ... and all kinds of creapy-crawlies that would find that wood quite appetizing.
 

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Don't know but the ice man is 5,000 years old i reckon and he still had his shoes and possables so in frigid conditions i,am not sure what would be there or not. Freeze dryed maybe ya reckon. I hate to see someone duped like that, but he looked like he said something as soon as he found out what had happned to him. I hope he finds what he is looking for, so few of us in life get that pleasure.
 

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Prag,

It might depend on which country you live in, but, I get most of my paper based "news" via the CalgarySun paper. When I check online to other news-sites, I find the story to be fairly consistant.
 
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