prayerfully consider the evidence you will see on Noah's Ark. It may
not be important or necessary for you to learn of this discovery, but there are
millions of people who need confirmation of biblical artifacts in order to
strengthen their faith in God and the Bible. Satan is strongly attacking this and other
discoveries in order to deceive men of God's truth. All the false stories
about finding Noah's ark were created by Satan to "muddy the water,"
and cause disbelief in the genuine.
The Real Noah's Ark!
Top Points to Consider
It is in the shape of a boat, with a pointed
bow and rounded stern.
Exact length as noted in biblical
description, 515 feet or 300 Egyptian cubits. (Egyptian not Hebrew
cubit would have been known to Moses who studied in Egypt then wrote
It rests on a mountain in Eastern Turkey,
matching the biblical account, "The ark rested . . . upon the mountains of
Ararat" Genesis 8:4. (Ararat being the name of the ancient country Urartu which covered this region.)
Contains petrified wood, as proven by
Contains high-tech metal alloy
fittings, as proven by separate lab analyses paid for by Ron Wyatt, then
performed later by Kevin Fisher of this web site. Aluminum metal
and titanium metal was found in the
fittings which are MAN-MADE metals!
Vertical rib timbers on its sides,
comprising the skeletal superstructure of a boat. Regular
patterns of horizontal and vertical deck support beams are also seen on
the deck of the ark.
Occupied ancient village at the ark
site at 6,500 ft. elevation matching Flavius Josephus' statement "Its
remains are shown there by the inhabitants to this day."
Dr. Bill Shea, archaeologist found an ancient pottery
sherd within 20 yards of the ark which has a carving on it that
depicts a bird, a fish, and a man with a hammer wearing a headdress that
has the name "Noah" on it. In ancient times these items were
created by the locals in the village to sell to visitors of the ark.
The ark was a tourist attraction in ancient times and today.
Recognized by Turkish Government as
Noah's Ark National Park and a National Treasure. Official notice
of its discovery appeared in the largest Turkish newspaper in 1987.
Visitors' center built by the
government to accommodate tourists further confirms the importance of
Huge anchor stones were found near the
ark and in the village Kazan, 15 miles away, which hung off the rear of
the ark to steady its ride.
rests upon Cesnakidag (or Cudi Dagi) Mountain, which is translated as "Doomsday" Mountain.
Dr. Salih Bayraktutan of Ataturk
University stated, "It is a man made structure, and for sure it's Noah's Ark"
Common Sense. This same article also states "The site is
immediately below the mountain of Al Judi, named in the Qur'an as the resting
place of the Ark." Houd Sura 11:44
Radar scans show a regular pattern of
timbers inside the ark formation, revealing keels, keelsons, gunnels,
bulkheads, animal chambers, ramp system, door in right front, two large
barrels in the front 14' x 24', and an open center area for air flow to all three
Above: 35 minute video from 4 hour DVD, Revealing God's
There is only one verse in the Bible which gives us a hint of
where we the ark came to rest, "the ark rested...upon the mountains of
Ararat." Genesis 8:4. Where is Ararat? The name
Ararat is a large area or ancient country covering eastern Turkey, western Iran
and western Russia, as shown in yellow below.
"The name Ararat, as it appears in the Bible, is
the Hebrew equivalent of ...Urartu, ancient country of southwest
Asia...mentioned in Assyrian sources from the early 13th century BC"
Encyclopaedia Britanica 15th ed. Some have mistakenly assumed the Bible
ark came to rest on Mount Ararat (Agri Dagh), but that is not the case. Mount Ararat is 17,000
feet tall, and is a post-Flood
volcanic mountain that gained its height after the Flood, therefore
there is no reason to assume it is a more likely candidate for the resting place
of the ark, instead it is a less likely candidate. The ark came
to rest in the mountains of the ancient country of Urartu, not on Mt.
The Ancient Historical Record
Flavius Josephus, c. 90 AD, the famous Jewish historian stated,
"Its remains are shown there by the inhabitants to this day."
He quotes Berosus the Chaldean, c. 290 BC, who indicated tourists would take
home pieces of the ark for making good-luck charms, "It is said there is
still some part of this ship in Armenia, at the mountain of the Cordyaeans; and
that some people carry off pieces of the bitumen, which they take away, and use
chiefly as amulets for the averting of mischiefs." These comments
tend to indicate its location would not be in an inaccessible area. At
some point, the ark was covered by a mud and lava flow which caused future
generations to lose its location.
Life Magazine 1960
The 1960 expedition to the ark found a formation whose
top sides were even with ground level as seen in the photos above. The site researched by Ron Wyatt is 18.2 miles south of Mount
Ararat at the elevation of 6,524 ft., in the "mountains of
Ararat." A Turkish captain, Llhan Durupinar, was reviewing
NATO Geodetic Survey photographs of the area in 1959, and noticed a boat shaped
formation. Others in the U.S. then analyzed the photograph including Dr.
Arthur J. Brandenburger, world famous expert in photogrammetry, who said "I
have no doubt at all that this object is a ship. In my entire career I
have never seen an object like this on a stereo photo. Even the
approximate length of the object fits" The Ark File,
p118. An expedition sponsored by a party from the U.S. included among
others, Rene Noorbergen, later author of The Ark File; and George
Vandeman, evangelist, and Dr. Brandenburger. They made a visual inspection
of the site and conducted no scientific studies, only some digging and
dynamiting of the ark and and mistakenly concluded this site was just an
"odd geological formation." The expedition was expecting to find
on the surface of the ark "petrified beams" TheArk File,
p126, by digging in a few places. An article then appeared in the September 5th, 1960, Life
magazine, shown above, revealing a very impressive aerial photo of an extremely large boat-shaped object,
plus two photos taken by the expedition. Seventeen years later in 1977, Mr.
Wyatt made his first of 24 trips to the ark, and he was impressed that this
really was the remains of Noah's Ark! In the research he performed
over the next 15 years, Mr. Wyatt successfully performed metal detection tests
radar scans of the site, and he proved this site really IS the mud-and-lava
covered remains of Noah's Ark!
Visitors' Center Opened
The Turkish government has double-verified Mr. Wyatt's
tests, and they have given him credit for the discovery.
The announcement appeared in Turkey's largest newspaper on June 21, 1987.
The area was first designated a National Park, and then it was upgraded
to the status of a National Treasure. The government has built a visitors'
center overlooking the site and issued official tourist brochures so people of all races can come and see the ark!
Above: Visitors' Center, overlooks the ark site which is to the
Above: Inside the Visitors' Center at Noah's Ark National Park.
The Announcement of the
Translation of newspaper article announcing the discovery
of Noah's Ark:
"THE NOAH'S ARK OPENED TO TOURISM. The surrounding area of
a ship-like soil pile nearby the village of Uzengili within the township of
Dogubeyazit as a national park. Dogubeyazit - The American Academians
confirmed the soil pile nearby the village of Uzengili in the township of
Dogubeyazit is Noah's Ark. The surrounding area is declared to be a
national park and it is opened to tourism. 15 Km away from Dogubeyazit at
the village of Uzengili, Ronal Eldon Wyatt and his colleagues, an American
research group, made researches after their Turkish colleagues completed their
investigations. Upon analyzing the soil structure and finding specific
iron pieces and particles, the American researchers concluded that Noah's Ark is
located at Uzengili village. With a ceremony attended by the Governor of
Agri Province, Subgovernor of Dogubeyazit township, the Mayor Usha, Mr. Osman
Baydar and the local and foreign scientists and researchers and a group of
citizens, the Noah's Ark is opened to touristic visits. The Governor
Serket Ekinci said, "In recent years, Turkey has become one of the countries to
be visited in worldwide tourism. It is assured that the Noah's Ark,
mentioned in Quran and the Bible, is located here. I am honored to pen
this area having the Noah's Ark which attracts attentions of millions in the
world. I owe our thanks to those national and foreign scientists and
researchers contributed to the researches so as to locate Noah's Ark. At
the social facilities to be built, we will accommodate local and foreign
tourists and have our country make hard currency."
translation courtesy Val Smith
Government sign directs your
way to the ark
Kevin Fisher standing in the "Valley of Eight" along
the main highway, this government sign points your way to "Noah's Big Boat."
Behind me is the infamous Mt. Ararat. Notice the sign points away from the
The ark rests in the
direction of the sign, up on "Doomsday Mountain" 5 Km away, Noah's pride and joy.
The Length Matches the
Noah's Ark at 515 feet compared to the U.S.S. Kitty Hawk aircraft
carrier. Graphics Mark Johnson,
The length of the ruins of the ark is 515 ft., which is exactly 300
Egyptian cubits (20.6 inches)! Moses was schooled in Egypt and was not
familiar with the Hebrew cubit which was not even in existence when Moses wrote
Genesis. So the Egyptian cubit
was used by Moses when describing the measurements of the ark.
The brown material above represents the outline and shape of the
ark today. The Bible said there were three levels, and based upon the
present depth of the ark, it may have originally appeared as shown above.
(diagram courtesy anchorstone.com)
Ark Excavated by God
The photo above shows the ark deeply embedded in the surrounding terrain. In 1978, when Mr. Wyatt was returning to Nashville, he
prayed that God would send an earthquake to "excavate" the site.
When arriving in Nashville the headlines read, "Earthquake in Eastern
Turkey." The earth dropped from around the sides of the ark, defining
the formation more clearly and making it more accessible for research.
Above: We can see how the earth has dropped around the
sides of the ark
Metal Used in the Ark!
The ark contains a large amount of metal fittings which
to secure the large timbers together. These two photos below
are from our October
2000, trip to the site. Notice how there was once two large rivet
fasteners, but now only one is left. A large metal plate was positioned
behind the rivets. I received a positive metal reading when passing the
metal detector over the rivets. We should not be surprised to find metal alloys used in
the ark, because Genesis 4:22 states,
"Tubal-Cain, an instructor of every craftsman in bronze and
(Left) Ron Wyatt found a beautiful specimen of one of the metal rivets used on
the ark. It was tested and found to contain high-tech metal alloys, such
as titanium, magnesium, and aluminum, etc. Critics have said Ron did not
find this fine specimen on the ark but just manufactured it. Well, as you
will see below, we found the same objects and had them tested. They too
proved to have the same metals, in the same percentages! (Below) Two rough
rivets in lower portion of photo.
Below is what appears to be part of a large washer that would
have been slipped over a shaft and then secured on the shaft by flaring out the
end of the shaft. We have drawn
circles on the photo to demonstrate the circular effect in the specimen.
The surrounding material on the side of the ark around this object had a greenish color.
Assuming a circular shape, this sample would be the same size as the rivet found
by Mr. Wyatt. (The photo at right is of the rivet as we found it on the ark)
Galbraith Laboratories of Knoxville Tennessee has tested the specimen for three metals
I requested. I asked them to test for aluminum metal, iron metal, and
titanium metal. It costs $60 to test for each metal requested. The results show 8.35 %
iron metal, 8.35% aluminum metal, and 1.59% titanium metal. ALUMINUM AND
TITANIUM METALS ARE NOT FOUND IN NATURE!!! THIS OBJECT IS MAN-MADE, USING
ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY!! These results are similar to
those produced in the analysis of the rivet found by Mr. Wyatt. Since the
specimen is fossilized, it is assumed a large portion of it is now silica
replacement, reducing the percentage of metal that was originally in it when it
was made. These rivets are found in several locations on the outside of
the Ark, and are probably buried inside the Ark by the hundreds or
thousands. In comparison to others, this specimen is in poor condition.
The second item I had tested by the lab reveals that is is also
man-made. It was found on the side of the
ark. It produced positive metal readings with my metal detector when I
was at the site. Later in Istanbul, I tested it with a
magnet which produced an attraction to it. It appears to have been flared out (left
pounding the center when it was hot. The left hand photo is facing us the way it appeared on the starboard side of the
Ark. Notice the side view (right view) which shows the tapering effect.
Test results from Galbraith Labs, completed in June 2001, reveal it has
man-made aluminum metal in it! It contains 8.08 percent aluminum metal, 8.24
percent iron metal, 1.34 percent titanium metal, and 3.82 percent magnesium
metal. Click on link below to read lab report.
This may be the end of a metal rod. Turkish officials
reported removing four foot long metal rods from the site.
In May, 1985, Dr. John Baumgardner of Los Alomas Labs, was
inspecting the ark with a metal detector when he became startled and said, "Undecomposed
Iron!" A rectangular beam was protruding from the side of the ark, with
iron flakes. He found a beautiful right angled wrought iron bracket which
had been stretched and hammered, showing preferential gradiance. John
tested it at Los Alomas Labs and it was found to be 91.84% iron FE203.
Below is a suspected piece of
metal ballast that may have been thrown into the bottom of the ark when the
craftsmen were through forming metal brackets and had metal waste left over. Notice the concave features on almost every side, where other
pieces of ballast were pressed against it when it was still hot. I found
this near the ark. (Two photos of
This appears to be some manganese ballast which was poured
into the hull in a liquid state,
then hardened and took the curvature of the hull (right photo). It has a
coating on the convex side, while the flat side appears to be metal. Found
a few feet away from the ark.
Ballast Found by Wyatt
This is an example of the metal ballast that has been found in
the hull of the ark. It is made up of manganese primarily, which is a
by-product of forming magnesium that was used in the metal rivets. Found
by Ron Wyatt.
Square Object with "X" Impression
The western side of the ark had this square
object that had the appearance of metal on its top and three sides.. It also contained an impression
in it, much like it had been struck while it was hot. It was at a higher
level where I could not measure it. It may have been 8 inches in diameter.
Vertical Rib Timbers on the
Above: On the left are some of the vertical rib timbers
on the outside of the ark
Above: A close-up shot of the petrified timbers, on
western, starboard side
The port or eastern side of the ark, near the front, was scraped off by
Ron in an effort to view the timbers without loose, crumbling
material in the way. This process revealed the lighter color rib timbers
in a systematic, vertical pattern. You can see a darker, curved pattern
across the top, which represents the remnants of a large keelson.
(photo courtesy anchorstone.com)
Above: Standing on the ark, we see the western, starboard, inside of the ark,
boasts these horizontal deck support posts extending above the matrix
in the center and right portions of this photo.
Convex Symmetrical Deck
Above: The symmetrical shape of the ark
can been seen from the rear, with a center mound
that is the deck area that has collapsed, and the port and starboards side to
the left and right.
A boy can be seen at the rear.
The Petrified Wood
This example of the petrified wood shows distinct right angles
and the wood grain of the wood. Specimen found by Ron Wyatt.
A close-up photo of an 18 inch deck plank unearthed before Turkish officials by Ron Wyatt and features
three distinct layers of wood with glue protruding from the end. It was
tested and proved to be petrified wood. It is 18 inches in length and has
a few visible nails. It is made of three layers of wood with
dark pitch on top. At the bottom right you can see dark spots which may be
consistent with Pecky Cypress wood, so this may be the gopher wood described in the biblical account.
This deck timber was analyzed at Galbraith Labs in Knoxville, Tennessee, and was
found to have a total carbon content of 0.7100%. From this figure you
would deduct the inorganic carbon of 0.0081%, leaving 0.7019% organic carbon,
which is a much higher level of organic carbon than inorganic, so this indicates this was once living matter.
The ark originally came to rest higher on the mountain after
the Flood. At some point in the first two thousand years of resting in
the mountains of Ararat, a volcano erupted above the ark and moved the ark
further down the mountain and then impaled it on a rock outcropping where it
The ark rests on Cesnakidag Mountain, which is interpreted as
"Doomsday" Mountain. The Flood would be considered a real "doomsday" since
it destroyed the world. The mountain is made of sedimentary cretaceous
water laid rock, which means it was formed by the Flood waters and is not a post
Above: This is the alcove, in the center and rear, where the ark came to rest
originally, higher on the mountain.
In the distance straight
ahead is the Iranian guard tower. To the left on the ridge is the Turkish
If you walk up here there is a good chance you will be arrested by the Turks, as
has already happened.
Artifacts found inside the Ark
Core Drill by Ron Wyatt
A look inside Noah's Ark!
This is a look through the six inch diameter core drill Ron Wyatt performed
years ago. It leads to a chamber which contained petrified animal dung
cat hair, the base of an antler (below), human hair, and man-made fiber that is similar
to fiber optic. Ron closed it up to prevent contamination inside.
This photo was taken of the side of the ark. You will find petrified wood and mud matrix material.
(Left) Perhaps a petrified piece of fruit, or some other object, 3 1/2" diameter, found in the bow of the deck.
(Right) Black seeds? at top of fruit.
Google Earth Image of the Ark
Visitors' Center seen toward top, ark at bottom center.
39 26' 26.09" N and 44 14' 04.29" E
In November 2000, a separate group takes GPS readings to calculate
the length of
Ostracon or carving on
depicts man building something,
Found by an archaeologist 60 feet from ark
Above: Ostracon image of man hammering
Below: Image of man releasing birds
Above: Turkish postcard of the Dogubayazit area,
featuring Noah's big boat, on left.
The Village of Eight & the Anchor Stones
What are anchor stones? They hung from ships to
act as additional ballast,
or to help point the bow in a certain direction.
Kevin Fisher stands next to a typical anchor stone found in the
much smaller than those which were used on Noah's Ark.
Above: Large anchor stone with Mt. Ararat in distance,
and Dr. Robert Michelson of Georgia Tech
inspecting the stone. The stones were cut off in this area, then the
ark floated more freely
to its final landing place about 12 miles away.
Above: The stones would have been hung from the ark to stabilize it
Above: Broken stone with eight crosses, in the Village
of Eight, named for the eight
survivors of the Flood. The largest cross represents Noah, to the left is
a cross for Mrs. Noah,
then three smaller crosses for the sons of Noah, then the three smallest
for the wives of the sons.
Above: The top was broken off by vandals, to the right,
but was laying nearby.
Crosses are carved on this one also.
An excavation permit to dig into the ark has never been issued by the Turkish
government, preventing thorough documentation of the site. Future plans to excavate the ark mandate a building must first
be constructed over the entire 515 ft. long structure, with the entire project
estimated to cost $3-4 million. The money has yet to be raised.
Partial documentation of this site has periodically appeared on The 700 Club,
20/20, The Discovery Channel, The Learning Channel, CNN, Encounters, and various
local Christian TV stations, but Ron Wyatt never had his own documentary
shown on national television.