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More than Geological Layers

Ron found a road that had been cut through some of the whitish material and the freshly exposed interior of the material displayed a layering effect which swirled in such a manner as to make it obvious that these were more than geological layers. In searching the Bible for clues to their locations, Ron and his wife Mary Nell found …

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Cities of the Plain?

And Abraham gat up early in the morning to the place where he stood before the LORD: And he looked toward Sodom and Gomorrah, and toward all the land of the plain, and beheld, and, lo, the smoke of the country went up as the smoke of a furnace.” ……Genesis 19:27-28 In the early 1980’s Ron Wyatt noticed the strange …

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More Lab Tests

February 1992 Richard Rives, having become acquainted with an international corporation which specialized in metallurgy, made arrangements for the “rivet” to be analyzed in their laboratory. Careful analyses was performed on the specimen. Samples were analyzed from what appeared to be the washer around the head of the rivet, and from an area 1 cm. away from the washer. Results The …

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Hostage in the Mountains

August 31, 1991 Application was made with the Turkish Government for a “full excavation permit” for work on “Noah’s Ark”. While waiting on the permit, Ron Wyatt, Richard Rives and Marvin Wilson of the United States and Dr. Allen Roberts, of Sydney Australia, were taken hostage. At gunpoint, they spent 21 days climbing mountains in Eastern Turkey as their assailants …

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A Rivet Discovered

June 1991 A tour group, organized by Wyatt Archaeological Research and Richard Rives, visited the site. As Ron and the group approached “Noah’s Ark” from the south end, he noticed an object that when observed, in the presence of the tour participants, bore the shape of a very large “rivet” head, with a washer around it. NOTE: Ron had previously …

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The Mini-Excavation

October 23, 1990 Ron Wyatt and Richard Rives performed what has become known as the “mini-excavation” on “Noah’s Ark”. Shovels were sharpened and the blades bent to form a crude “giant razor”. They simply cleaned one badly eroding section in an area believed by the Turkish Government to be “rib timbers”. Being very careful not to remove more than just …

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First Lab Tests

September 16, 1987 Laboratory analysis was performed on artifact labeled “deck timber”. Galbraith Labs in Knoxville, Tennessee tested samples taken from within the “formation’ and from without. All of the laboratory procedures were videotaped, including the taking the sample from the specimen, and the actual execution of the analyses. Results of “inside” “outside” analysis: The sample outside the formation showed …

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Noah’s Ark Found

February 1987 Ron meets with the Governor of the Agri District, Mr. Sevket Ekinci. The December 1986 decision was positive – it was the official decision of members of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, of Internal Affairs, and researchers from Ataturk University, among others, that the “boat-shaped formation” did indeed contain the remains of Noah’s Ark! Plans were made for …

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Radar Scans

June/July 1985 Ron Wyatt, Dave Fassold and John Baumgardner surveyed the site with metal detectors and located a specimen which had the appearance of “wrought iron.” It was reported by Dave Fassold that the semi -quantitative analysis of the iron samples, which was arranged by John Baumgardner, found them to contain from 60 percent to 91.84 percent FE2O3. Subsurface radar …

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A Giant Shipwreck

August 11, 1979 Ron Wyatt returned to the site. What he saw, after the earthquake “looked like a giant shipwreck.” Evenly spaced indentations could be seen all the way around the object, which “looked like decaying rib timbers”.      What appeared to be “horizontal deck support timbers” were observed at consistent intervals..      The earthquake had also cracked the object …

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