01 May 2010

Have evangelicals discovered Noah's Ark?



Last week a group of Chinese and Turkish evangelical explorers said that they believe they may have found Noah's Ark, four thousand metres up a Mount Ararat.

The team say they recovered wooden specimens from a structure on the mountainthat carbon dating proved was 4 800 years old.

The evangelicals are "99.9% sure" that this is the Ark.

Are they correct? Have they validated the literal truth of an Old Testament fable?

OF COURSE NOT!

13 comments:

CherryPie said...

I think they would need more than a week to establish such a claim!

Sean Jeating said...

Oh, what a Doubting Jams you are!

Andrew Scott said...

This is a very old story, I think (I don't mean thousands of years old, I mean these bits of wood, or others like it, have been reported on that mountain for many years. I first read about it about 20 years ago). Anyway, old bits of wood (or even bits of an old boat) found up a hill, eh? Stunning not.

Claudia said...

The Ark was found just in time to save Brigadier Hossien Sajedinia and the godly men of Tehran. The sinful Iranian women (suntanned walking mannequins!!!!) will drown when God floods the city.

beakerkin said...

If it is wood why would a structure be up there. It may not be a boat but a wooden structure at that height is certainly note worthy.

nursemyra said...

I'm still getting my head around Chinese and Turkish Evangelicals

jams o donnell said...

It would take a universe lifetime and they couldn't prove it Cherie!

Indeed Sean!

I know Andrew but it was back oin the news and I couldn't resist!

Nothing will save them Claudia, the make up has damned them... or soenmthing like that if you believe lunatics like the Tehran police chief...

It could perhaps be a shrine to the Ark perhaps Beakerkin

A strange mix isn't it Murse M

The Pagan Temple said...

It could simply be an old temple that may have actually been shaped somewhat like a boat, maybe a place for a monastic order of some sort.

jams o donnell said...

I would guess it is something like that Pagan Temple

The Lone Beader® said...

I thought this had been 'discovered' already because I have been hearing about this for years.

jams o donnell said...

That's becaue there were lots of them LB!

The Lone Beader® said...

I think that if they were to add this site to the UNESCO World Heritage List, they will have to first name the top of Mt. Ararat "Noah's Ark National Park". :D

jams o donnell said...

Or change the name of Ararat to Mount Gullible!