Noah's Ark Discovered
Hidden Biblical History Revealed
Remember, that the miracles done in the Bible by God are child's play compared to creating the universe.
Thousands of archaeological discoveries throughout centuries have affirmed the history of people, places, and events that are told within the Bible. Ron Wyatt (shown in the photo wearing a hat) is well known for being a part of three big historical discoveries that many may call myths...
Turkey officially recognized the discovery of Noah's Ark on June 20th, 1987 in the mountains of Ararat. The remains of the Ark were located on a mountainside about 15 miles south of the volcanic mount Ararat, in the area where the Bible tells us it would be located.
"And the ark rested in the seventh month, on the seventeenth day of the month, upon the mountains of Ararat" (Genesis 8:4).
Ron Wyatt, a man many believed was led by God to bring to light what many may call biblical legends, was honored at this ceremony due to his 10 years of dedication to researching the site.
The story began in 1957 during the cold war when aerial images were taken by a Turkish Army captain in eastern Turkey. While searching for soviet missile bases, what was discovered was a strange boat shape formation in the mountains about 6,300 feet above sea level.
"Now the flood was on the earth forty days. The waters increased and lifted up the ark, and it rose high above the earth. The waters prevailed and greatly increased on the earth, and the ark moved about on the surface of the waters. And the waters prevailed exceedingly on the earth, and all the high hills under the whole heaven were covered. The waters prevailed fifteen cubits upward, and the mountains were covered." (Genesis 7:17-20).
Life magazine made a report on the story after a team from the United States went on an expedition to examine the site in 1960.
After blowing holes in the strange formations at the site, the members of the team came away with the conclusion that there was nothing to be found of archaeological interest.
Many others read the story in Life magazine, one of whom is Ron Wyatt, who was of the opinion that this location needed further examining.
What caught Ron's attention the most was the part in the Life magazine article that told of this boat-shaped object to be about 500 feet in length. People in those times were looking for an Ark that had a length of 437 feet based on the Hebrew cubit of measurement. Ron decided to do more research by going to the Bible to learn more.
"And Moses was learned in all the wisdom of the Egyptians" (Acts 7:22).
Because Moses was the author of the Genesis account of the flood, he would have known the cubit measurement of the Egyptians. The Hebrew cubit did not come on the scene until there was the Hebrew nation after the death of Moses.
"The Egyptian cubit is generally recognized as having been the most ubiquitous (universal) standard of linear measurement in the very ancient world...The royal cubit = 20.62 inches, or 524 millimeters."
- Encyclopedia Britannica, Vol 19, page 728
So what Ron concluded from his research was that Noah's Ark must be bigger than the 437 feet of length that many were seeking.
Ron finally made the journey to Turkey 17 years after he read the Life magazine article to see the site for himself. What he found was the same boat-shaped object he saw in 1960 in the Life article. This object was embedded in the soil of the Earth and thus it was not easy for Ron to experiment on.
He ended up returning home to gather friends of his to help pray for there to be an earthquake in that area to reveal more of the boat-shaped object. In late 1978, he learned of an earthquake in eastern Turkey and returned back to the site in 1979. What he saw overwhelmed him. The earthquake had dropped the soil around the object and created a large crack extending through its entire length.
What he now saw showed more of an appearance of a boat, with what appeared to be decayed timbers on the now exposed sides of the object.
He was now able to measure the length of this boat-shaped object, coming up with a measurement of 515 feet, or exactly 300 royal Egyptian cubits. He was now convinced.
God said to Noah, "Make yourself an ark of gopherwood; make rooms in the ark, and cover it inside and outside with pitch. And this is how you shall make it: The length of the ark shall be three hundred cubits, its width fifty cubits, and its height thirty cubits" (Genesis 6:14).
Ron and his team of scientists found that the length and the width of this boat-shaped object were approximately the measurements given by God to Noah in the Bible. But what about depth?
To resolve this final issue, geologist Tom Fenner was brought into the mix to head to Turkey with his company's heavy-duty subsurface radar equipment.
What was discovered was exciting. The results from using the subsurface radar showed internal structures consisting of bulkheads and rooms consistent with what you would find in a man-made structure.
Ron and his crew also found many kinds of metals formed together by man used to construct the timbers made up of the ship. When using a metal detector, they were able to trace consistent lines upon the surface across the length and width of the ship showing clearly that this was not an act of nature.
There was no longer any doubt that this artifact was anything but a man-made object. Ron and those who helped work on bringing this object to light were convinced more than ever that this indeed is the Ark spoken of by Moses in the book of Genesis.
Jesus tells His disciples, "For as in the days before the flood, they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark, and did not know until the flood came and took them all away, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be" (Matthew 24:38-39).
"Then the Lord rained upon Sodom and upon Gomorrah brimstone and fire from the Lord out of heaven; And he overthrew those cities, and all the plain, and all the inhabitants of the cities, and that which grew upon the ground" (Genesis 19:24-25 KJV).
The Bible tells us that the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah were in the plain of Jordan, which is the area surrounding the Dead Sea. Once a beautiful lush area. At 1,300 feet below sea level, this is the lowest place on Earth. A place cursed by God, because of the sins of the people.
"...and turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah into ashes, condemned them to destruction, making them an example to those who afterward would live ungodly" (2 Peter 2:6).
Today there is ash that is of a lighter color than the surrounding mountains and terrain. As the Bible says, this has become a desolate area where nothing grows.
‘"The whole land is brimstone, salt, and burning; it is not sown, nor does it bear, nor does any grass grow there, like the overthrow of Sodom and Gomorrah, Admah, and Zeboiim, which the Lord overthrew in His anger and His wrath" (Deuteronomy 29:23).
The limestone buildings in the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah were totally transformed into ash by the consuming fire of the Lord. Powdery ash is found all throughout the land as you walk among the plains. Although what can be seen is mostly a wasteland, there is still evidence left behind of man-made structures.
When moving closer to one of the structures, what can be observed on the side walls is a swirl pattern different from any type of sedimentary rock or soil that would normally contain horizontal even layers.
This is evidence of extreme heat, up to 6,000 degrees Fahrenheit where thermal ionization occurs when the electrons repel and attract forming these unusual swirling designs.
Brimstone can be found all throughout the land. Ron Wyatt was the original discoverer of these cities in 1989. He captures footage(see video below) showing brimstone rained down on the surface of the Earth in various shapes and sizes.
The brimstone found at Gomorrah is made of monoclinic, white sulphur that has been burned or cooked at a high temperature. It is uniquely different from naturally occurring sulphur found in geothermal areas. They collected samples to be tested at a lab for analysis.
The results gathered from this testing were shocking. The samples taken from the city of Gomorrah were found to be 98% pure sulphur, unlike any other sulphur found on Earth.
Critics have said the sulphur found in Sodom and Gomorrah is from volcanic activity, but that type of rhombic sulphur is of the crystalline form and contains only 40 percent pure sulphur. Not only are the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah not near any area of geothermal activity, the sulphur found there is 98% pure, white compacted monoclinic form, unlike any other.
"...but on the day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven and destroyed them all. Even so will it be in the day when the Son of Man is revealed" (Luke 17:29-30).
"Then the Lord said to Moses, “Stretch out your hand over the sea, that the waters may come back upon the Egyptians, on their chariots, and on their horsemen.” And Moses stretched out his hand over the sea; and when the morning appeared, the sea returned to its full depth, while the Egyptians were fleeing into it. So the Lord overthrew the Egyptians in the midst of the sea. Then the waters returned and covered the chariots, the horsemen, and all the army of Pharaoh that came into the sea after them. Not so much as one of them remained" (Exodus 14:26-28).
What is known today as the Gulf of Aqaba was formerly known as the Red Sea in the days of Moses. This is the beach where the children of Israel were trapped with what appeared nowhere to escape from the pursuing Egyptian army of Pharaoh.
If you are familiar with the book of Exodus, you would know that the children of Israel were in bondage to the Egyptians for 400 years until God sent Moses to Pharaoh demanding His people to be set free.
Pharaoh, being hard-hearted, refused to let them go on multiple accounts as God added plagues to his people. It wasn't until God struck all the firstborn dead of Egypt that Pharaoh was willing to set the children of Israel free.
The Israelites then journeyed onward to the land that God had promised them. But even after suffering all the plagues that God placed upon Pharaoh and his people, out of the hardness of his heart, he decided to pursue Moses and the Israelites.
"Now it was told the king of Egypt that the people had fled, and the heart of Pharaoh and his servants was turned against the people; and they said, “Why have we done this, that we have let Israel go from serving us?” So he made ready his chariot and took his people with him" (Exodus 14:5).
On both ends of the once known Red Sea are two columns standing to proclaim the crossing points in which the children of Israel escaped by passing through the waters.
Nuweiba, which is short for Nuwayba'al Muzayyinah(meaning Waters of Moses Opening), has been known for centuries as the crossing point. This is the place on the map where God's divine power was demonstrated through His servant Moses as the waters of the Red Sea opened wide allowing the Israelites to escape.
Ron Wyatt, along with a crew of others, went scuba diving at this point of the Red Sea coming up with many kinds of artifacts. One kind of importance is the various types of chariot wheels used by the Egyptians.
"Now it came to pass, in the morning watch, that the Lord looked down upon the army of the Egyptians through the pillar of fire and cloud, and He troubled the army of the Egyptians. And He took off their chariot wheels, so that they drove them with difficulty; and the Egyptians said, “Let us flee from the face of Israel, for the Lord fights for them against the Egyptians" (Exodus 14:24-25).
The chariot wheel with six spokes was the most widely used by the Egyptians. Egyptian chariots were known to use metal hubs in the center of the wheels. Using metal detectors, divers have found metal in the raised hubs that are now covered in coral.
Ron Wyatt recovered a variety of artifacts after making multiple dives in the crossing area. A shrunken hoof from horse remains was also collected among these dives. Horses are not in the Sinai peninsula today. Human remains have also been found, such as a coral-covered femur bone, being confirmed by a lab test that it is indeed bone.
An 8-spoke wheel was also discovered, and 8-spoke wheels were only used during the time of the 18th dynasty, the time of the Exodus.
Found at the crossing site was a gold veneer four-spoke chariot wheel. The Bible tells us there were 600 choice chariots used to chase after the children of Israel. Sitting at a depth of 200 feet, it is still in the location it was found due to the need for specialized equipment to raise it to the surface.
If there was indeed a crossing through the Red Sea, we should be able to find these same types of artifacts on the other side of the crossing point. On the shore opposite Nuweiba, which is the original crossing point, an inspection of the sea floor was conducted in Saudi-an Arabia. And they have indeed found more chariot parts consistent with what was found on the other side of the crossing point.