Everyone knows the story of Noah’s Ark.
According to the Bible, Noah was the guy entrusted by God to build a giant boat and load it up with two of every kind of animal. It’s safe to assume it was a massive boat.
Once inside, God brought an almighty flood upon the Earth washing away all of the sinners as well as pretty much all the animals unlucky enough not to be among the chosen two – were they sinners too?
Except birds, of course. They could just fly away, so it’s safe to assume there were a lot of birds still flapping about. A lot of them probably landed on the deck. Not sure how the message about getting on the boat got to the insects either, or any animal living underground.
Why none of the animals onboard – animals brought up to hunt and kill each other for survival – didn’t kill each other is a mystery too. What the hell were they all eating as well? Our guess is birds.
But that’s all besides the point now because experts reckon they have found proof that Noah’s Ark definitely existed and wasn’t just made up by some guys in robes.
According to the Book of Genesis 8:4, the Ark landed on the mountains of Ararat after 150 days of what sounds like the worst cruise ever.
After years of searching, several Professors of Theology and Science reckon they have found evidence to back up the claims of the Bible in and around Mount Ararat, also known as the Agri Mountain, which lies around the north-east region of Turkey.
Ark investigators have uncovered traces of a wooden structure on Agri Mountain and an American researcher by the name of Professor Paul Esprante reckons that may only be the beginning.
Speaking the International Symposium of Mount Ararat and Noah’s Ark in Agri, Esprante said:
My purpose is to visit the sites around the mountain to find clues about catastrophic events in the past. I think that rigorous, serious scientific work is needed in the area, and I would like to collaborate in that.
We have technical resources and we can work together with local experts. The result of my findings will be published in books, publications and journals, but at this point it is too early to know what we are going to find.
Once the scientific community knows about the existence of Noah’s Ark in Mount Ararat, we can make it available to the general public.
Of course, the “discovery” is being treated with plenty of scepticism. Dr Andrew Snelling, another expert in the field, has already moved to debunk the idea, citing the fact that Mount Ararat did not develop until after the ocean waters of the flood retreated.
Instead, he reckons the Ark landed on another high mountain in the region at the time.
In any case, testing still needs to be completed on the potential Ark remains before anything can be confirmed. Are you buying all of this though?
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