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N2142:  An 1883 Turkish expedition found Noah's ark


Edited by Greg Neyman



In 1883, a Turkish commission surveying Mount Ararat for possible avalanche conditions fount part of the ark sticking out of a glacier some 20 to 30 feet, according to the British newspaper Prophetic Messenger 

Source:  Tim LaHaye and John Morris, The Ark on Ararat, 1976.  pp. 56-58



  1. The report claims the expedition went through dense forest and wading waist-deep through a stream.  This is contrary to other expeditions to Ararat, which do not report any forests or streams

  2. The wood was recognized as gopher wood, despite nobody ever having seen gopher wood before, and despite the fact the wood was painted

  3. The original news release quoted by the British newspaper has never been found

  4. Given the fictional conditions (deep forests, streams, easily identified gopher wood), the work is probably a work of fiction

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