‘Noah’s Ark’ discovered on Turkish mountain

A group of Chinese and Turkish evangelical explorers believe they may have found Noah’s Ark about 4,000 metres up a mountain in Turkey. The team say they recovered wooden specimens from a structure on Mount Ararat in eastern Turkey that carbon dating proved was 4,800 years old, around the same time the ark is said to have been afloat.

Yeung Wing-cheung, a member of the 15-strong team from Noah’s Ark Ministries International, says the structure has several compartments, some with wooden beams, which were believed to house animals. “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 told AFP.

The group has ruled out an established human settlement on the grounds that one had never been found above 3,500 metres in the vicinity. Mr Yeung says 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 God decided to flood the earth after seeing how corrupt it had become, and 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 its inhabitants came aground.


Found at 4000 metres. Mt Ararat is over 5,000 metres tall. According to Genesis, “on the seventeenth day of the seventh month the ark came to rest on the mountains of Ararat.  The waters continued to recede until the tenth month, and on the first day of the tenth month the tops of the mountains became visible.” This indicates that the ark grounded on the top of the mountain and then several months later the flood had evaporated enough for the mountain top to be visible. Yet according to this discovery the ark is nearly a mile down the slopes.

10 responses to “‘Noah’s Ark’ discovered on Turkish mountain

  1. well, d’uh! it must have fallen down a little in the mudslides! geez… we can make this story work! keep asking questions! we’ll fabricate answers!


  2. Evangelical explorers: “carbon dating proved [wooden structure] was 4,800 years old

    Carbon dating for anything in the fossil record, however, remains false. 🙂


  3. Don’t believe it … no fossilised remains of dung, knee deep? They’d never have cleaned it out at a later time!


  4. People will believe anything.


  5. Toni mcwithey

    How great is that! 😃 some people say the BIBLE is just a story book.. well it kinda is , except it’s All True..how lucky are we to have such an Awesome God! So powerful and glorious.. 🙏🏽 amen love the Story about Noah’s Arc..


    • I guess I’m one of “those people” .. absolutely a true story bout Noah’s Arc.. I think the Lord should flood the earth again cuz there’s so much evil in this world.. all we can do is believe and wait for the Lord to come back. For him to come back and get “those people” PRAY! And BELIEVE . Don’t get left behind..


  6. Michael James Piper

    I recall seeing a documentary about the study of this structure by british army engineers including float tank tests of scale replicas which concluded in a high likelyhood that this is indeed the famous ark . Broken in half by time and gravity , half of it being much lower down Mt Ararat . That was more than 20 years ago . I haven’t been able to find that film to date . This post is the first confirmation I’ve seen that my memory serves me correctly on this subject . I do believe that it deserves much closer study .


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