Noah’s Ark Today – Pictures
*The information below is taken from www.detailshere.com/noahsark1.htm and a great article on Noah’s Ark written by Dan Eden for view zone. The pictures were taken from research done by Ron Wyatt (links below). The colored pictures below are some of the pictures of the Ark found at the listed websites. An Egyptian cubit is 20.6 inches.
#1 — The Visual Evidence
“The first part of the survey was to examine the object and take its measurements. The shape looked like hull of a ship. One end was pointed as you would expect from bow [below: D] and the opposite end was blunt like a stern. The distance from bow to stern was 515 feet, or exactly 300 Egyptian cubits. The average width was 50 cubits. These were the exact measurements mentioned in the Bible. (Genesis 6:15-verse added by author)
On the starboard side (right) near the stern there were four vertical bulges protruding from the mud [B], at regular intervals, that were determined to be the “ribs” of the hull [see below]. Opposite to these, on the port side, a single rib [A] protrudes from the mud. You can see its curved shape very clearly. Surrounding it are more ribs, still largely buried in the mud, but visible upon close examination.
Remember that this object, if it is the Ark, is extremely old. The wood has been petrified. Organic matter has been replaced by minerals from the earth. Only the shapes and traces of the original wood remain. Perhaps this is why the expedition in 1960 was disappointed. They anticipated finding and retrieving chucks of wood, long since eroded. “
The author of this book suggests that the reader go to the websites below for more extensive information and photos. Pictures from ground penetrating radar and artifacts can also be seen at the websites. The reader might be interested to know that an Egyptian cubit is 20.6 inches. This is the cubit measurement that Moses would have used in writing down the events of the Book of Genesis that happened more than 1,100 years earlier, when Noah started building the Ark. The length of 300 cubits would be exactly 6,180 inches or 515 feet. When Noah built the Ark, the nation of Egypt and the length of an Egyptian cubit could not have been known at that time unless it was somehow passed down to Moses in Egypt from the time of Noah. A more likely explanation is that the “words” that Moses wrote down, in the first five books of Scripture, were inspired by God. This is the unanimous claim of the writers who wrote down God’s Word in the Bible. The precise language and dates of Scripture cannot be from only a human source.
Prior to an earthquake in 1948, the outline of this structure was barely visible. After the earthquake, it seems that the structure was pushed up out of a mud shell that seems to surround it. It was thought to be a natural formation until 1977. At this time, Ron Wyatt was allowed to do a more scientific investigation with subsurface radar scans and chemical analysis. His findings clearly showed this was a man-made structure. Most, but not all, of the footage of his research was confiscated by the Turkish government. Fortunately some of the evidence can be seen at the websites listed below. Today, at Noah’s Ark National Park Visitors Center, visitors can look down at the Ark from a distance. The Turkish government does not allow touring or research to be done at the structure.
Picture above from http://www.wyattmuseum.com/images/wpe109.jpg
Full story can be found at http://www.wyattmuseum.com/noahs-ark.htm