The supposed remains of Noah's Ark, in archaeological terms, are stated as consisting of seven large wooden compartments, partitioned in different spaces with radiocarbon-dated wood of 4,800 years old. These findings were discovered in 2010 by Turkish and Chinese explorers from the Hong Kong-based group Noah's Ark Ministries International. The group claimed that there was 99.9 percent certainty that what they had uncovered were authentic pieces of Noah's Ark.Continue Reading
Other archaeological terms include "prow-shaped rock outcrop" and "rock formation" with characteristics of petrified wood jutting out from a ridge. This assumed Ark sighting was made by a Christian archaeological expedition in 2006 in the Elburz mountain range in northwestern Iran. It was discovered by the Colorado-based group, Bible Archaeology Search and Exploration Institute.
Historians and archaeologists largely disagree with both groups that what they discovered was Noah's Ark. One reason stated for disbelief of the discovery in 2010 is the age of the wood revealed through carbon-dating. Creationists asserted that it was not old enough to be part of Noah's Ark by the time line provided in the Bible. It conflicted drastically with the time line of the world's likely inception as it was theorized in 2010. It was also asserted that Noah's Ark would have most likely been used as lumber right after the flood and therefore is likely to never be found.Learn more about The Bible