October 29th, 2012 17:37 EST
New Documentary Film on the Chinese-Kurdish Claims Discovery of Noah's Ark
New Film and Book Document Great Noah`s Ark Find
The documentary film is produced by Clara Wei, a Hong Kong based journalist. She has taken part in the ark search together with the NAMI-group that claimed to have found the ark. The release of the two-hour discovery comes after the release of a book by the Danish journalist Henri Nissen. This is the first book ever that investigates the spectacular Chinese find from 2010. The book is called NOAH`S ARK: Ancient Accounts and New Discoveries. (It will be released for sale on October 31, 2012).
The new two-hour English cinema /TV film is called: "The Days of Noah - Apocalypse." It is now available from "Sparkling Sun" in Hong Kong. (Contact: Clara Wei: e-mail: email@example.com ). The film as well as the book show the amazing discovery of a big wooden structure, 4,200 meters up on Mount Ararat, buried under 5 to 10 meters of big stone and ice. One of the tunnels reveals a wooden structure which is over 10 meters high and has at least three floors, with a staircase in between two wooden walls. There are other rooms and spaces all made of wooden walls. One has a shelf; another has stairs made into one long tree trunk. In some places you can go from one room to another.
This film will be offered from Sparkling Sun for TV and cinemas before it is released for public sale. But the book is available now - printed as well as to download as an e-book from Amazon. A shorter part of the book, leaving out the historical and scientific chapters, is also released as an e-book. (called: NOAH`S ARK: Ancient Accounts and New Discoveries - Abridged)
Noah`s Village will show artifacts from the ark find.
Artifacts from Noah`s Ark will be on display in a planned new archaeological museum called "Noah`s Village" near the mighty Mount Ararat in Eastern Turkey.
Behind this project is the famous mountain rescuer Ahmet Ertugrul. He is the guide that led a Hong Kong group in search for the ancient ark, and in 2008 he actually found a very large wooden structure at an altitude of 4,200 meters (c. 13,775 feet) on the biblical mountain of Ararat.
The expedition group kept the secret for two years while they tried to find out more about what they had found. But in May 2010, they told the world about their discovery and published pictures and videos from within the structure. They are convinced that this structure is the 4,000-5,000 year old ship that the Bible tells about in Genesis.
Inside the seven rooms of the possible ark, they also found some amazing old artifacts like rope, crystal, white pellets, and different kinds of wood.
"The site is remarkable and comprises a large all-wood structure with an archaeological assemblage that appears to be mostly from the late Epipaleolithic Period (before the Stone Age)," states Dr. Joel Klenck, a Harvard-trained archaeologist, in a new book about the spectacular find.
The book Noah`s Ark: Ancient Accounts and New Discoveries is authored by the Danish journalist and ark researcher Henri Nissen. It`s the first and only book to explain about the new find that has been largely ignored by most scientists and media who thought it was just another false claim.
But in the book, Nissen argues that it might actually be the ancient ark. And if so, it would be the greatest discovery ever.
In any case, Dr. Joel Klenck has examined the site and analyzed the archaeological remains.
"The site is no hoax," Dr. Klenck states to the critics who have accused the Kurdish guide of having planted the wooden structure. Dr. Klenck is amazed by the inside of the ark that seems to have been hidden under the surface for thousands of years. He comments, "The site is wonderfully preserved and exhibits a wide array of plant materials including structures made of cypress and one room with a floor covered by chickpea seeds."
Klenck additionally notes, "I was most impressed by the artifact assemblage, particularly the basalt bowls, stone cores, and debitage."
Explorers will open the site
The wooden structure that might measure more than 100 meters is buried under tons of stones and ice, and most of the edifice remains unexplored.
"The plan of the explorers is now to open the find by moving stones and ice from it," explains author Henri Nissen. "Until now very few people have been allowed to see the site which is located at an altitude of 4,200 meters (13,775 feet). Artifacts soon will be brought down to the nearby town of Dogubayazit."
"Ahmet Ertugrul, the Kurdish ark finder, told me that the plan is to set up a Noah`s Village Museum with old Armenian and Kurdish houses on 30,000 square meters of his own land in the foothills that is 1850 meters above sea level and 700 meters south of his Parasut camping business and cafÃ©. Also, the Hong Kong Chinese discovery group NAMI (Noah`s Art Ministries International) is involved in the project together with the Turkish authorities," says Henri Nissen.
"But Ahmet Ertugrul is impatient to display the artifacts so they can be seen and studied. He is looking for financial partners who can help him gain some money out of his great discovery. Until now he has paid most expenses, and people have even accused him of the discovery being a fraud. This has been very difficult for him. Therefore, he wants to build a school and a hospital for the local population in the Noah`s Village and even a mosque and a church side by side."
"The large all-wood structure that was found under stones and ice is no hoax." states a Harvard archaeologist, "and it might be the famous Noah`s Ark , suggests this new book."