Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Can this really be true?

A team of Chinese and Turkish explorers claim they have found the remains of Noah's Ark 13,000 feet up on Mt. Ararat.  Carbon dating puts the wooden structure at 4800 years old, about the same time ago that the Biblical account took place.

Fox News has the story here.

[HT: Marty Duren via Twitter]


Monk-in-Training said...

Someone found it again?! ;)

I have heard that proclaimed time and again, perhaps this one is genuine.

Monk-in-Training said...

I am a big proponent of Acts 17:11, it applys in so many places, and this may be one of them, if this quote holds true.

...Dr. Randall Price, an evangelical Christian and former member of the Chinese-led team that announced this week’s finding, says the latest purported finding may not withstand closer scrutiny.

"If the world wants to think this is a wonderful discovery, that’s fine. My problem is that, in the end, proper analysis may show this to be a hoax and negatively reflect how gullible Christians can be," he says.

Dr. Price, who is director of the Center for Judaic Studies at the conservative Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va., was the archaeologist on the Chinese-led team in 2008 when this alleged discovery was first made. He says he has "difficulties with a number of issues related to the evidence at hand."

Price declined to elaborate. However, a leaked email from Price - which he confirms that he wrote - shows that he has reason to believe that a group of local Kurdish men trucked wood up to the mountain and staged an elaborate hoax for the Chinese team.