I was in Ohio in 2001 attending a wedding at The
Chapel in Marlboro in Hartville Ohio pastored by Joel Cochran.
In the church foyer, I noticed off to the side, a large model with
trains, a house, a truck and something large behind the train. I've never seen
a train set in a church before so I took a closer look. What I found was an amazing
scale model that someone at the church had apparently built.
A model of Noah's Ark in scale with some items that we see today.
To see a larger scan of the picture click here
As you can see from the model, Noah's Ark as described in the Bible is huge!
How does this fit in with today's events? The
Bible states that Noah's Ark came to rest on the Mountains of Ararat....
Genesis 8:1-5 (New Living Translation)
"But God remembered Noah and all the wild animals and livestock with
him in the boat. He sent a wind to blow across the earth, and the floodwaters
to recede. The underground waters stopped flowing, and the torrential rains
from the sky were stopped. So the floodwaters gradually receded from the
earth. After 150 days, exactly five months from the time the flood
began, the boat came to rest on the mountains of Ararat. Two and a half months
as the waters continued to go down, other mountain peaks became visible."
ArkDiscovery.com has a very convincing page, complete with 35 minute video of Noah's Ark being rediscovered on a mountain within sight of Mt. Ararat on Cesnakidag Mountain
After viewing the page and watching video and viewing pictures and evidence on this mountain, I would say that this is proof that Noah's Ark exists and is in fact on this Cesnakidag Mountain.
Check it out. It looks to me like this is NOAH's ARK.
Coordinates of Mountain: 39 26' 26.09" N and 44 14' 04.29" E
Roughly 20 miles South-Southwest of Mt. Ararat.
In Turkey, a couple miles from the Iranian border.
Click here to view a Bing satellite map showing Noah's Ark 20 miles from Mt. Ararat Turkey
Click here to view a Google satellite map showing Noah's Ark 20 miles from Mt. Ararat Turkey
The Turkish government Noah's Ark Visitor center is visible a few hundred yards north west of Noah's Ark in the map link above.
Noah's Ark is 515 feet long, and likely the largest wooden ship built in history.
We don't know how many trees, metal, glue and other materials it took Noah and his son's to build Noah's Ark. However, another wooden ship, the 227 foot long HMS Victory, is said to have taken around 6,000 trees.
(HMS Victory source wikipedia)
Concerning the 35 minute video displayed on ArkDiscovery.com. The video on the page is about 10 inches down from the top of the page when I look at it on my computer.
Highly Recommended Sermon on Noah's Ark
and how it is so important today
Why the Flood - (offsite link)
Dr. J. Vernon McGee, Thru the Bible Sunday Sermon archive May 8, 2011
check out www.ttb.org for more sermons and daily broadcasts.
If the above is somehow not convincing to you, then Ark Researcher, Bill
Crouse, has stated the Ark of Noah is actually
Dagh. A mountain roughly 7000 feet tall located about 200 miles
south and 50 miles west of Mt. Ararat. Cudi Dagh is
near the southern border of Turkey overlooking the Mesopotamian plain. Cudi
Dagh coordinates: 37 degrees,
17 minutes E
For more information on Mt. Ararat and Noah's Ark, I
found this link to be interesting.
Flood historicity of the Flood or Noaichian deluge