“At the end of the one hundred and fifty days the waters had abated; and in the seventh month, on the seventeenth day of the month, the ark came to rest on the mountains of Ararat” – Genesis 8:3-4 NRSV
Yesterday a team of Evangelical Christian archaeologists announced with near absolute certainty that Noah’s ark has finally been discovered on mount Ararat. Carbon dating, they say, has verified that the wooden specimens which have been recovered from the structure date back to 4,800 B.C.E. – the approximate era of the “Flood”. To quote another news source:
“The structure had several compartments, some with wooden beams, which were believed to house animals.”
The team ruled out the possibility that the structure was a human settlement on the grounds that there was discovered near the site another human settlement from the same era only three hundred meters or so away.
Apparently local Turkish officials are seeking to apply for “UNESCO World Heritage status so the site can be protected while a major archaeological dig is conducted”.
What do you thing?