(ORDO NEWS) — Scientists at Istanbul Technical University promise to announce the results of studying artifacts from Mount Ararat within a month and give a scientific answer whether they are fragments of Noah’s ark described in the Old Testament.
According to the TV company, work on the study of about 30 soil samples and fragments of rocks is being carried out in the laboratory of the university for two months. They employ specialists in geophysics, geoarchaeology, chemistry and biology.
“Our goal is to find out whether and in what way the artifacts we took from Ararat with the permission of local authorities differ from traditional geological rocks.
The results of the most extensive scientific research to date will answer the question of whether the petrified outlines at the [foot] of Ararat are the silhouette of a ship, or is it a game of nature.
It’s time to put an end to the question of whether all this is a legend, and if not, then it is necessary to continue research,” said Emin Çiftçi, dean of the faculty of geology at the Istanbul university.
The Ark, which survived the Flood and is described in the Old Testament, has been sought in Ararat since at least the 4th century.
In the 19th and 20th centuries, dozens of expeditions visited the legendary mountain, many researchers claimed to have seen something similar to the remains of Noah’s Ark.
In 1959, the Turkish military cartographer Ilkhan Durupynar discovered petrified outlines resembling traces of a huge ship on one of the hills in the Dogubeyazit county, 30 km from Mount Ararat, which were later called the Ararat anomaly.
It is also alleged that documents confirming the location of the remains of the ark on Ararat are stored in the archives of the US CIA.
In the 2000s some satellite images of the slopes of Greater Ararat were reported, in one of the saddles of which the remains of a biblical ship are allegedly visible.
However, to this day, no scientific answer has been received to the question.
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