Results 1 to 10 of 10

Thread: Has Noah's Ark Been Found?

  1. #1
    beltman713 Guest

    Has Noah's Ark Been Found?

    Has Noah's Ark Been Found?

    (Beltman713: How ironic, the country we may be getting ready to blow off the face of the earth, could be the final resting place of Noah's Ark.)

    June 29, 2006 — A team of Texas archaeologists believe they may have located the remains of Noah's Ark in Iran's Elburz mountain range.

    "I can't imagine what it could be if it is not the Ark," said Arch Bonnema of the Bible Archeology Search and Exploration (B.A.S.E) Institute, a Christian archeology organization dedicated to looking for biblical artifacts.

    Bonnema and the other B.A.S.E. Institute members hiked for seven hours in the mountains northwest of Tehran, climbing 13,000 feet before making the apparent discovery.

    "We got up to this object, nestled in the side of a hill," said Robert Cornuke, a member of the B.A.S.E. Institute. "We found something that has my heart skipping a beat."

    At first, they didn't dare to hope it was the biblical boat.

    "It wasn't impressive at first," Cornuke said. "Certainly didn't think it to be Noah's Ark. But when we got close, we were amazed. It looked similar to wood."

    In addition, some B.A.SE. members say, their discovery didn't look very distinctive.

    "It looked like the deck of any boat today," Bonnema said.

    Long Search for the Ark

    The Bible places the Ark in the mountains of Ararat, a mountain range theologians believe spans hundreds of miles, which the team says is consistent with their find in Iran.

    The Bible also describes the Ark's dimensions as being 300 cubits by 50 cubits — about the size of a small aircraft carrier. The B.A.S.E. Institute's discovery is similar in size and scale.

    "It is provocative to think that this could be the lost ark of Noah," Cornuke said

    Throughout history, people have been searching for the Ark to help prove God's existence.

    "There's this idea, if we can prove that the ark existed then we can prove that the story existed, and more importantly, we can prove that God existed," said Bruce Feiler, author of "Where God Was Born."

    Previous scholars have searched for the Ark on Mount Ararat in Turkey.

    "Czar Nicholas, actually, in 1916 sent two expeditions to photograph it on top of Mount Ararat," said Feiler.

    One former U.S. president, Feiler said, looked for it in the mountains of Iran.

    "There is a story that Jimmy Carter, on his way to visit the Shah of Iran in 1977, purposefully flew over it," he said.

    As recently as March, researcher claimed to have satellite photos that proved the presence of Ark remains. The B.A.S.E institute hopes the physical evidence they've brought back from Iran will hold the answer to this enduring mystery.

    "People will always be looking for it, always be skeptical, always be excited of the search," Cornuke said. "But I think we found something here that's very notable."

    The B.A.S.E. Institute's samples are being examined at labs in Texas and Florida. B.A.S.E officials concede that there would be no way to conclusively prove that their finding is actually Noah's Ark.

    So the hunt goes on. The biggest hurdle in identifying Noah's Ark comes down to "gopher wood." The Bible says the Ark was made of gopher wood but no one knows what it is.

    ABC News' Chris Cuomo reported this story for "Good Morning America."

  2. #2
    princesskittypoo Guest
    i thought they found noah's ark a long time ago and then lost it.

  3. #3
    beltman713 Guest
    Yeah, I think it was Mr. Spock.

  4. #4
    Good Doctor HST Guest
    In a related story, I found the Tooth Fairy's magical invisible flying machine the other day. Wasn't too hard either, stubbed my toe on the damn thing.....

  5. #5
    aceace Guest
    With millions of different species of animals its highly unlikely (0%) anyone named Noah built a boat big enough to hold them, let alone the amount of food you would need to feed them. Its a nice little kids fairy tale though.

  6. #6
    princesskittypoo Guest
    i still like it. i want to build one.

  7. #7
    somebigguy Guest
    Yes, get two of every animal, put them in a big boat and float around for a while. Thats a likely story.

  8. #8
    princesskittypoo Guest
    Quote Originally Posted by somebigguy
    Yes, get two of every animal, put them in a big boat and float around for a while. Thats a likely story.
    you don't think i can count do you! :-P

  9. #9
    somebigguy Guest
    Quote Originally Posted by princesskittypoo
    you don't think i can count do you! :-P
    You can count to two I'm sure. Just keep track by using your hooters!!!!

  10. #10
    princesskittypoo Guest

Similar Threads

  1. Remains Of 9/11 Killers Found
    By Gold9472 in forum 9/11 Justice Forum
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 01-11-2009, 05:41 PM
  2. is it possible that 9/11 was MEANT to be found out?
    By thumper in forum 9/11 Justice Forum
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 06-12-2007, 01:55 PM
  3. Steel found at WTC site
    By MrDark71 in forum 9/11 Justice Forum
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 02-01-2007, 12:26 PM
  4. They Found Jimmy Hoffa?
    By Gold9472 in forum The New News
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 05-19-2006, 01:02 AM
  5. noah's wish
    By princesskittypoo in forum The New News
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 09-07-2005, 01:06 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts