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Signs of human activity discovered at possible Noah’s Ark remains

A replica Noah's Ark at the Ark Encounter theme park in Williamstown, Ky. Associated Press/Photo by John Minchillo, file

Signs of human activity discovered at possible Noah’s Ark remains

Researchers this week disclosed findings about the site in question, which is a mound roughly 538 feet long and made of limonite. Three Turkish and American universities have been studying the mound since 2021, testing pieces of soil that they estimated date to somewhere between 5500 and 3000 B.C. The lab results found evidence of human activity and sea animals in the region during that period.

Could the remains be Noah’s Ark? With the research methods used, it is currently impossible to determine if the mound is the petrified remains of the boat referenced in the Biblical book of Genesis. The size and shape of the mound correlate with the Biblical proportions of the ark, but archaeologists have not excavated the mound. It is very close to the Turkish-Iranian border, near Mount Ararat, where the Bible states that the ark settled.

Dig deeper: From the WORLD archives, read Bob Brown’s review of Finding Noah, a film about archaeologists searching for Noah’s Ark.

Johanna Huebscher

Johanna Huebscher is a student at Bob Jones University and a graduate of the World Journalism Institute.

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