Time is of the Essence: Current State of Noah's Ark

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Humanity has long been captivated by the story of Noah's Ark and its expiating role for mankind and the animal kingdom in the Genesis flood. The implications of finding a real, tangible vessel matching the biblical description of the Ark have long been understood: to quote Dr. Gilbert Grosvenor from National Geographic, "The discovery of the Ark would be the greatest archeological discovery of all time." [1]

Culminating decades of research and applying the scientific method, BSM Research Associates in collaboration with Ararat717 has definitively located the position of the real Noah's Ark at 39° 42' 33.07” N / 44° 18' 1.26” E (Digital Globe), at ~15,500 feet above sea level on Mt. Ararat, known to local Armenians as MASIS, the “mother of the world.”

Hampering this specific work has been the inhospitable climate on the mountain combined with apparent U.S. Government efforts to (partially) obfuscate the satellite imagery. Fortunately, they were not thorough enough: sufficient historical satellite imagery has been retained to perform spatial point-to-point correlation with extant photos from the Anderson (1972), Arslan (1989), and Amirkhanian (2011) expeditions, allowing for positive identification.

The research continues and while additional imagery is forthcoming. Sufficient data currently exists to show that the pitch-coated Ark is mostly intact in petrified form but is deteriorating rapidly with the recent spate of warmer summers in the area (“climate change”). The vessel is presently filled with ice which melts during the hot summer months. Water drains out of holes in the vessel into the gaping void of the Ahora Gorge below carrying sediment from the petrified hull with it. This gradually is weakening the supporting structure. Time is of paramount importance if we are to preserve it.

The Ark of Noah is a real artifact with deeply personal importance to every human being walking the earth today, the means God graciously proscribed to save our ancestors – Noah and his wife, Ham, Shem, and Japheth and their wives – from the condign destruction of the rest of the human race.

After ~4,500 years, it is time now to preserve this sacred artifact of our human heritage for future generations.


  1. Cummings, Violet. Has Anybody Really Seen Noah's Ark? San Diego: Creation-Life Publishers, 1982. p. 28.


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I think this work is laudable and important. Please keep it up!
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