“We found Noah’s ark,” says a research team that has been searching for the biblical Noah’s ark for years and will probably soon be able to stop searching. The researchers performed three-dimensional ground-penetrating scans on the famous mountain Tandurak in Turkey, where it is believed that a comfortable box is located – and located a shape that fits the description of the box from Genesis.
American and Turkish archaeologists claim that the initial scans look promising and indicate a man-made object found under a mountain, hoping that it is indeed the biblical ark of Noah. They used ground-penetrating radar to study the ship-like structure although many geologists claim that the mountainous mass that was discovered about half a century ago in eastern Turkey is simply an unusual rock formation.
Creationists have long believed that Noah’s legendary ark is real and was buried beneath the rocky spot known as the Dorofiner in eastern Turkey. Over the years many have lost faith in it, but the team, led by veteran box seeker Andrew Jones, believes they have the first evidence of the box.
The ground penetrating radar (GPR) scan conducted at the site by Topa 3D did yield surprising results. Mr Jones told Sun Online: “It’s not what you expect to see if this site is just a solid rock mass or an accumulation of random mud flowing from the mud. . These results are what you would expect to see if it was a man-made boat that conformed to the biblical requirements of Noah’s ark. “
The managers of the “Noah’s Ark Scans” project claim to have found “a parallel line and right angles below the surface” that are “something you would not expect to see in a natural, geological structure.” It is further argued that the length of the ark is also the “exact length” of Noah’s ark as mentioned in the Bible – which is about 150 meters, or 300 amma in biblical terms.
In the book of Genesis, the Ararat Mountains in southeastern Turkey are the area where the ark of Noah was left after the Great Flood – an area close to Mount Tandurak. The site was originally discovered in 1959 by Turkish Army Captain Ilhan Dorofiner, who noticed the structure of the ship in aerial photographs taken in the area by the military. His discovery led to a brief period of international interest in the site.
The site was later personally explored by controversial researcher Ron Wyatt. His findings, which are indeed Noah’s Ark resting site, have led researchers, archaeologists and other scientists to examine the structure since the 1990s. The new team boasts of its findings and hopes these will force skeptics to reconsider the idea. They also plan to conduct further scans at the site and then carry out drilling and excavations until they can bring solid proof to their claims.