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Celli
26-04-04, 22:19
WASHINGTON (AP) -- An expedition is being planned for this summer to the upper reaches of Turkey's Mount Ararat where organizers hope to prove an object nestled amid the snow and ice is Noah's Ark.

A joint U.S.-Turkish team of 10 explorers plans to make the arduous trek up Turkey's tallest mountain, at 17,820 feet, from July 15 to August 15, subject to the approval of the Turkish government, said Daniel P. McGivern, president of Shamrock- The Trinity Corporation of Honolulu, Hawaii.

The goal: to enter what they believe to be a mammoth structure some 45 feet high, 75 feet wide and up to 450 feet long that was exposed in part by last summer's heat wave in Europe.

"We are not excavating it. We are not taking any artifacts. We're going to photograph it and, God willing, you're all going to see it," McGivern said.

Explorers have long searched for an ark on the high slopes of Mount Ararat, where the biblical account of the Great Flood places it.

In 1957, Turkish air force pilots spotted a boat-shaped formation in Agri province. The government did not pursue the sighting, however. The entire area, including Mount Ararat, was off limits to foreigners because of Soviet complaints that explorers were U.S. spies.

That ban was lifted in 1982, and since then teams of explorers have visited the area but have been unable to substantiate any claim of an ark.

McGivern and Ahmet Ali Arslan, a Turkish mountain climber who grew up in a town near Mount Ararat, say satellite photos have helped them pinpoint a more exact location. Arslan will be leading the expedition.

The biblical account in the Book of Genesis says that after the great deluge, the ark came to rest on the mountain with Noah's family and a cargo of male and female pairs of every kind of animal.

Geologists say even though there is evidence of a flood in Mesopotamia in Sumerian times, it is not possible for a ship to make landfall at an altitude as high as Mount Ararat.

cnn.com (http://www.cnn.com)

andromeda_eats
26-04-04, 22:20
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swimfanc42tr
26-04-04, 22:46
Wouldn't that be amazing if they found it? I hope they do... http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/smile.gif

mr_croft79
26-04-04, 22:50
Originally posted by swimfanc42tr:
Wouldn't that be amazing if they found it? I hope they do... http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/smile.gif Yeah it would be cool, because then the people that don't bieleve that noah ever existed would hopefully bieleve it now!! http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/jumper.gif
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swimfanc42tr
26-04-04, 22:57
To me it would give a new meaning to life. There is obvious proof that the Bible is truthful. Maybe people would start being concerned with their fate after death and stop murdering and commiting such crimes. :(

mr_croft79
26-04-04, 23:01
Must people will not bieleve unless they see, so if they do find noah's ark then they would start trusting in the Bible and looking into it more, and then someday there will be no more crime and murders!! http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/c-5.gif
;)

mr_croft79
26-04-04, 23:03
Because It does mention in the Bible that some day there will be no more crime, and death!! And if you would like to know where I will tell you!! :D
;)

RobBo
26-04-04, 23:35
Originally posted by Celli:
An expedition is being planned for this summer to the upper reaches of Turkey's Mount AraratHere is Mount Ararat:

http://www.noahsarksearch.com/1999rob-michelson-ararat.jpg

and here is a website devoted to Ark-hunting:

CLICK HERE (http://www.noahsarksearch.com/index.htm)

I do wish them all the best but remember folks, the search for the Ark has actually been going on for hundreds of years. Still....this could be it!

tazmine
26-04-04, 23:42
There were green alligators, & long necked geese, some humpy backed camels, & some chimpanzees, some cats, & rats, & elephants, & lord, I'm so forlorn, the loveliest of all was the unicorn.

:D

RobBo
26-04-04, 23:43
Hi Taz! http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/wave.gif

tazmine
26-04-04, 23:47
Hi Rob. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/wave.gif Nice evening in England? Cold here. Got the oil furnace on. Drat: another huge bill next month.

mr_croft79
26-04-04, 23:50
Originally posted by tazmine:
There were green alligators, & long necked geese, some humpy backed camels, & some chimpanzees, some cats, & rats, & elephants, & lord, I'm so forlorn, the loveliest of all was the unicorn.

:D A Unicorn??? I thought that was a mystical creature. Was that in the Bible??
;)

tazmine
26-04-04, 23:57
Ah...the rest of the story. When Noah called all the animals aboard the ark: "them unicorns were hiding, playing silly games"... :D

I don't mean to confuse you, Mr Croft, they are perhaps mythical: we'll never know for sure, cuz they didn't board the ark; they were out hiding, playing silly games.

BTW, this is a song...one of my daughter's favs when she was little: The Irish Rovers; the Unicorn Song. :D

mr_croft79
27-04-04, 00:01
Silly games ah :rolleyes:
OK :D

Celli
27-04-04, 00:39
OMG taz! I haven't heard that song in forever! http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/jumper.gif

sweetpea
27-04-04, 19:06
actually certain poetical passages of the old testament refer to a strong and splendid horned animal called re' em'.
this word is translated 'unicorn' or' rhinoceros' in many versions, but many modern translations prefer wild ox (aurochs), which is the correct meaning of the hebrew word re' em'. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/smile.gif