Samples taken from the area thought to be Noah’s Ark in Agri were brought to the Istanbul Technical University Laboratory. After the results, it can be determined whether there are traces of Noah’s Ark in the area or not, reports expatguideturkey.com.
While Noah’s Ark, which took place in the flood described in the holy books, has been sought for centuries, it is believed to be on Mount Ararat. The research team established by Agri Ibrahim Cecen University (AİCU) and Istanbul Technical University (ITU) started work in the area thought to be Noah’s Ark ruins about 2 months ago.
Nearly 30 rock and soil samples collected from the study area, which was carried out with special permissions under the coordination of the Governor’s Office, were brought from Agri to Istanbul, to the laboratory of the university, to be investigated.
Regarding the process studied in different disciplines, ITU Vice Rector and Dean of Mining Faculty Prof. Dr. Mustafa Kumral and Head of ITU Geological Engineering Department Prof. Dr. Emin Ciftci made statements.
After the laboratory studies, which are expected to last about 1 month, it can be determined whether there are traces of Noah’s Ark or not.
ITU Vice Rector and Dean of Mining Faculty Prof. Dr. Mustafa Kumral said, “Our aim is to wonder if the structure here is different from the general geological structure around, or not? To reveal this. Macro and micro observations will be made.
“These will be subjected to chemical analyzes. In these chemical analyzes, that structure has a chemistry that is appropriate with the general mineralogy and the geology of that region. Isn’t there a difference? Will this difference point to Noah’s Ark?”
The legend of Noah is recognized by three main religions: Christianity, Judaism and Islam. There is only one exception – the Koran states that the ark of the prophet Nuh (in the Bible – Noah) did not land on Ararat, but on Mount Judy in southeastern Turkey. But these are details, since they continued to search for the legendary ship for centuries precisely on the slopes of Ararat.
At the beginning of the 19th century, Friedrich Parrot reached the top of the mountain. It was he who discovered a huge flat ledge, which could well serve as a pier for Noah’s ark.
Half a century later, the Englishman James Bruce, who climbed alone, found a wooden beam at a very high altitude “with obvious traces of tooling.”
A few years later, Turkish meteorologists allegedly stumbled upon the frame of an ancient ship sticking out of a glacier. Newspapers all over the world trumpeted the find.
In 1916, Russian pilot Vladimir Roskovitsky, who flew over Ararat, reported on the remains of a huge ship he saw. This was reported to Emperor Nicholas II, and he, they say, even ordered the preparation of the expedition. But 1917 set new tasks.
And in 1952, the Frenchman Fernand Navarre, who devoted almost 20 years to searching for the ark, said that he was completely sure that he had discovered the ship.
His book, which contained an account of the expedition, was called: “I found Noah’s Ark.” True, the scientists who examined the finds handed over to them could neither confirm nor refute the traveler’s opinion.