September 14th, 2012 12:03 EST
Noah's Ark Has Been Discovered?
In May 2010 a Chinese-Kurdish research team released to the press that they had found a large wooden structure on Mt. Ararat at an altitude of 4,200 meters. But this spectacular discovery has been ignored -- even though it IS most probably the biblical Ark of Noah.
According to biblical records, Noah`s Ark was actually stranded in "the Mountains of Ararat." And yet the media has been very silent about this find. But if it is genuine, it would shake the conventional view of prehistoric times and the generally accepted theories of evolution underlying much of modern science.
The Danish journalist Henri Nissen began in 1999 to research the topic and has made several expeditions to Eastern Turkey. His book, Noah`s Ark: Ancient Accounts and New Discoveries, has now been released. Nissen unveils the great Chinese-Kurdish discovery and presents the reader with facts that allow one to decide for himself if this find is genuine or not. He also presents a historical review of the search for the Ark and describes the ancient sources, both biblical and other, such as the Sumerian clay tablets, which also describe the Flood, the Ark, and persons alluding to Noah.
Modified World History
The 320-page book also reveals scientific details that seem to confirm the Flood, from which the Ark rescued Noah and his family, is not merely a myth but in fact an actual historical event. If that is indeed the case, it seriously weakens the theory of evolution, which makes no allowance for such a catastrophic event. Likewise, a flood catastrophe would change the prerequisites for the radiocarbon 14 test and other dating methods based on geological strata. Furthermore, the author addresses the theories of people being larger prior to the catastrophe and living longer and being more intelligent due to different conditions of living, such as higher levels of oxygen.
Photos of the Ark?
The Chinese-Kurdish group has not yet been able to raise funds to fully investigate this spectacular find. But the Hong Kong Chinese have published both photos and films of the big wood structure discovered on Mt. Ararat by their Kurdish guide Parasut. The structure was covered by ice and rocks and found at an altitude of approx. 4,200 meters (an area which is normally covered by ice on the north western side the mountain). The photos -- also included in the book -- are absolutely amazing. They show a total of seven spaces with beams, doors, hooks, stairs and even rope, crystal, and hay. The wood is reddish-brown and without nails and metal fittings. Everything is tenoned as in old buildings. The wood facing the entrance is partly destroyed.
Apart from the authorities, however, no other people were granted access to the find since both the Chinese and Kurds were afraid of artifacts being stolen. Understandably, this has resulted in rumours questioning the authenticity of the find.
But Dr. Joel Klenck, an American archaeologist who graduated from Harvard University, has examined the site. His theories about the age of the find differ from those of the Chinese. Because of his belief in conventional dating, he believes it dates back to the "long dry winter" at the end of the Ice Age or approximately 9,000 years ago. But the first carbon 14 dating of the artifacts points to 4,800 years ago. Even if Dr. Kleck has different ideas about the dating, he makes it quite clear that the find is no piece of scenery but is an authentic find of a very old wooden structure.
Many indications of the Ark
Whether the find proves the existence of the Ark or not, Henri Nissen`s thorough, long-standing research has convinced him that the biblical story about Noah and the Ark is more than a myth. It was an actual event that happened only 5,000 years ago. In addition, Noah`s Ark: Ancient Accounts and New Discoveries presents several of the many signs of the big Flood that drastically changed the conditions of life on earth.
See more about the expedition here:www.noahsarkmovies.com/arkmovie/eng (documentary film based on the expedition)