This isn't the first claim that Noah's famous Ark has been found, and it certainly won't be the last (unless this is really it!), but a group now says it has definitively found remnants of the ark on a Turkish mountain.
Mount Ararat has long been ground zero for ark hunters. It is where a 15-member team from Noah's Ark Ministries International has been spending much of its time. And now the Chinese and Turkish evangelical explorers say they've found what everyone's been looking for.
"It's not 100% that it is Noah's Ark, but we think it is 99.9% that this is it," Yeung Wing-Cheung, a documentary filmmaker told the news organization AFP.
Wing-Cheung said they found some sort of stucture that had several compartments that were possible used to store animals. Sounds an awful lot like Noah's Ark, doesn't it?
Wing-Cheung said there's no way people built some sort of settlement on top of the mountain, because none has ever been found above 3,500 meters in the vicinity.
The group says it has had carbon dating done on the wood, and that the results say the pieces are 4,800 years old. That would indeed put the vessel's creation to around the time the ark made its famous Biblical voyage -- with two of each animal in tow and Noah at the helm.
After the flood waters receded, the Bible says the ark came to rest on a mountain. Many believe that Mount Ararat, the highest point in the region, is where the ark came aground.