Compiled by Arkapologist Norman Geisler, Ph. D.
- Mt. Ararat is the only spot on the earth’s surface that matches the biblical description (Gen. 8:3) of the landing place of Noah’s Ark.
- A large wooden structure about the size of Noah’s Ark (Gen. 6:14-16) lies broken in 3 sections above 14,000 feet on Mount Ararat.
- Scattered wreckage indicates that the structure has slid from the top of the mountain along the glacier extending from the south side of the mountain.
- The top of the mountain is permanently frozen which are excellent conditions for preserving organic artifacts from more than 4000 years ago.
- Natives whose ancestors lived on and near Mount Ararat report that the structure slid from the saddle of the mountain in the great 1840 earthquake.
- Wood from the structure carbon dates to about 2800 BC, fitting the biblical era of Noah’s Flood according to chronology in Genesis 5.
- Pottery found in the structure dates to the Early Bronze Age which fits the biblical date for Noah’s Flood (Gen. 6-9).
- One section shows nautical features, such as a bowed hull.
- Ship construction techniques match Early Bronze Age (time of the Flood).
- Three levels of the structure are visible which fits the biblical data (Gen. 6:16).
- It is constructed with square wooden pegs inserted into hewn square holes.
- Fallen boards inside the structure are suitable for cage material.
- Strong odor rises from lower deck where animal dung would have been.
- Hull is covered with a dark substance like the pitch on the Ark (Gen. 6:14).
- Natives of the mountain and surrounding areas have apparently always believed this to be Noah’s Ark and report many visits to the site.
- Artifacts found in site indicate visits over many centuries from before Christ.
- It contains compartments with ceiling beams of 7 wooden pegs, possibly for tying or feeding clean animals.
- I have personally interviewed 5 eyewitnesses who have been in the structure—all of whom are convinced that it is Noah’s Ark (see photos at http://christianleadersandscholars.com/araratwp/video-and-photographic-evidence/ See the books by Philip Williams, The Archaeological Evidence of Noah’s Flood (Charlotte, NC: Christian Leaders & Scholars Press, 2011).
Compiled by Arkapologist Norman Geisler, Ph. D. March 24, 2016