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Researchers Say 3D Scans Will Reveal Noah's Ark Is Buried In Turkish Mountains

• by Robert Jay Watson

The story of Noah's Ark and the great flood that covered the earth, echoed in the Sumerian Epic of Gilgamesh, has long fascinated archaeologists who have wondered if remnants of the boat are still to be found.

Satellite images, radiocarbon dating, and most recently, 3D scans of the site known as Durup?nar have all given hope to researchers that solid evidence of the Ark may soon be found. "It's a man-made object and it's a ship form," computer engineer and biblical researcher Andrew Jones told WZTV,

As per the description of Genesis 8:4, "And the ark rested in the seventh month, on the seventeenth day of the month, upon the mountains of Ararat," researchers have investigated the site, which lies around 2,000 meters (6,560 feet) above sea level and was first identified by a Turkish cartographer in 1959.