New Findings Hint at Possible Location of Biblical Noah’s Ark

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In a groundbreaking discovery that has captured the attention of historians, archaeologists, and believers worldwide, scientists have unveiled evidence suggesting that the ruins of the legendary Noah’s Ark may be located in the eastern mountains of Turkey.

The “Mount Ararat and Noah’s Ark Research Team” group, established for scientific investigations on the alleged ruins, presented findings from rock and soil samples that indicate the presence of “clayey materials, marine materials, and seafood” dating back to between 5500 and 3000 BC.

The evidence was revealed in a recent publication by the Turkish newspaper Hürriyet.

Originating from a collaborative study by three Turkish and American universities, the research began in 2021 and its inaugural field study took place in December 2022.

The site in question, the Durupinar formation, is a staggering 538-foot feature composed of limonite. Located a mere 2 miles from the Iran-Turkey border in the Doğubayazıt district of Ağrı, some believe this formation to be the petrified remnants of the Biblical ark.

Analyzing nearly 30 samples from the area at Istanbul Technical University, scientists found them to be between 3500 and 5000 years old, corresponding to the timeframe of the believed great flood.

Vice-Rector of Agri Ibrahim Cecen University, Prof. Dr. Faruk Kaya, highlighted, “The preliminary findings suggest human activities in this region dating back to the Chalcolithic period, or between 5500 and 3000 BC.”

Drawing connections to religious texts, the dimensions of the Durupinar formation intriguingly match the Bible’s Book of Genesis specifications for the ark, which describes it as having “a length of three hundred cubits, its width fifty cubits, and its height thirty cubits.”

The Biblical narrative recounts how God instructed Noah to build the ark and save two of every species from an impending global deluge. The described final resting place for this ark, according to the Book of Genesis, lies 18 miles south of the Durupinar site, atop the Greater Mount Ararat.

References to Noah’s Ark span the holy texts of Christianity, Judaism, and Islam. Yet, despite the religious and historical significance, the veracity of these stories remains a topic of scientific debate.

Interestingly, the formation was first spotted in 1948 by a Kurdish farmer, but its significance was later recognized in 1951 by Turkish Army Captain Ilhan Durupinar during a NATO aerial survey.

Highlighting the discovery’s importance, a conference titled the “7th International Symposium on Mount Ararat and Noah’s Ark” was held recently in the region. Prof. Dr. Kaya emphasized the significance of conducting joint research in the Mesopotamian regions of Cudi and Ararat, both referenced in the Holy Quran and the Bible.

As the world eagerly watches, it remains to be seen if this discovery will rewrite history and put an end to the theory of evolution by natural selection.                   

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