27 Aralık 2017 Çarşamba
Evangelicals: Noah's Ark 4-Kilometers Long
türkçe links to original Turkish article
(Hürriyet Newspaper, 27 December 2017)
Noah's Ark's dry dock found!
Raul Esperante, a researcher from the Geoscience Research Institute
in the USA, which is financed by a church, believes that remnants of
Noah's Ark can be found in the vicinity of Ağrı Dağı (Mt. Ararat) in
eastern Turkey. Interest among Christian groups in Noah's Ark and
Ağrı Dağı is not new - in 2010 a group of evangelical Christians that
included some Turks and Chinese, conducted research around Ağrı
Dağı and found some pieces of wood.
The evangelicals had the wood carbon-dated and they claim that the
result was 4,800 years, which conforms with the date that Noah's Ark
"went to sea" (!). Based on the wood parts found, the evangelical
researchers estimate that the ark was 4,000 meters long (!).
Evangelicals discovered this painting as proof, also carbon-dated
to 4,800 years ago. Looks more like 5 km. to me...
However, the scientific community rejects such claims. Nicholas
Purcell of Oxford University characterized the evangelical groups'
claims as "as always, nonsense". British archeologist Mike Pitt
also asserted that the evangelicals had not found any persuasive
evidence related to Noah's Ark.