Many people have tried to find the remnants of Noah‘s Ark on the Mountains of Ararat in Turkey. And in 1960, Lihan Durupinar, a captain of the Turkish army, made several aerial photos. On one of those photos, Durupinar saw a strange object located at the height of 6,350 feet in Ararat Mountains. The object was shaped as a ship and was nearly 500 feet long. The US and Turkish scientists set off on a discovery mission to the mountains soon after the photo had been published. At the height of nearly 7,000 feet above the sea level, they saw a flat plot of land covered with grass which looked like a ship. The size of the plot of land was very close to the Biblical story of Noah.
In September 1960, the US Doctor Ron Wyatt, an archaeologist, read an article in Life Magazine about the phenomenon and planned to search for Noah‘s Ark. In 1977, Wyatt started the mission to Turkey with his two sons. They reached the village, where they found on the outskirts of the village several boulders, which looked like anchor rocks.
Later, Ron found the object that looked like a ship that was submerged deep into the ground. Excavation works were done to determine whether Noah’s Ark was really there. In August 1979, after the Turkish earthquake, Ron Wyatt visited the site again only to discover that the ground bared the fossilized remains of the vessel.
In August 1944, he used metal finders in his excavations. The scanning revealed a metal network around the object. There was a plot of land near the ruins measured 120×40 feet. The plot was framed with something like fossilized wood.
In December 1986, Turkish officials representing interior and foreign ministries, as well as a group of researchers from the city of Ataturk approved the official site saying that the formation discovered by Ron Wyatt and his colleagues contained the remains of Noah’s Ark.
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