Noah's Ark Overview, Pt. II
Vertical Rib Timbers on the
The western, starboard side of the ark boasts
the most defined rib timbers, four of which are clearly visible above.
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)
The western, starboard, inside of the ark,
boasts these horizontal deck support posts extending above the matrix material
in the left and right portions of this photo.
Convex Symmetrical Deck
(Above) The right portion of this photo shows the
convex deck, looking toward the rear of the ark, while the left portion shows
the western inside of the ark. This photo was taken in the same area as
the previous photo. The "Valley of Eight" is in the
distance. We are looking toward Mt. Ararat.
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.
This is a photo of a large 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 speculated that this layering of wood or the
dark pitch on top is considered to 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,
indicating this was once living matter.
A possible section of petrified wood with a dark layer on
top. 3.5 inches long.
Notice straight edge along bottom. It was found next to the ark.
Graphics courtesy Mark Johnson www.arkfind.com
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
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
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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.