Was Noah's Ark Really Found on Mountain Ararat?


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Noah's Ark was not found on Mountain Ararat. Most religious studies scholars categorize the flood story of Noah's family as a myth. Religious studies scholars and theologians believe the story of the ark mirrors other flood stories found in antiquity, such as "The Epic of Gilgamesh."

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The first issue with attempting to find Noah's Ark would be actually proving a piece of wood was part of Noah's Ark. Using scientific dating systems, objects could be dated back to the third century B.C., but no measurement could place the piece of wood as a part of Noah's Ark as opposed to a fisherman's boat. Another issue with the attempt to find Noah's Ark is that, even among Christian theologians as of 2015, the common belief is that Noah's story is a myth.

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