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History's Mysteries:  The Search for Noah's Ark
Television Program
May 2004 and later airings, e.g. August 1


Most of the program concentrated on the search for the ark on Mount Ararat, but it did feature a segment on the Durupinar site that Ron Wyatt worked on for years.  Below are comments from the program.



"In 1960, a tantalizing photograph is published in Life Magazine.  A photo analyst in the Turkish Air Force, captain Ilhan Durupinar, releases a government photo of a boat-like depression in the rock 15 miles south of Mount Ararat.

Bayraktutan:  "Very similar to an ark in shape.  Also, the Dimensions, the length the width and the height is very, very close to the figures given in the books."


Geissler:  "In 1960, the Archaeological Research Foundation went over there to check out this boat-like structure in the dirt and found it to be more of an uplift of the lava flow and did not believe it was actually an imprint of a boat."

"The site is discredited as a possible ark.


"With disappointing results on Mount Ararat in the 1980's, some ark searchers begin to turn to a site in the south that had once been discounted as a geologic formation.  Beginning in the mid 1980's ark researchers like Ron Wyatt and David Fasold become convinced that the boat shaped depression known as the Durupinar site, is not a geological formation.  Although some of their methods for divining the location of the ark are outside the scientific mainstream, their results show abnormal striations of iron in the bedrock that form a boat-shaped pattern.     [Comment:  Fasold is using a molecular frequency generator, not a divining rod.  This device cost $5,000.00.  It is an electronic device as evidenced by the electrical wires protruding from the handles.]


Fasold:  "This is the west bulkhead"


Azer:  "This is where the Americans found nails and wood an a block of sandstone."

"Artifacts are discovered at the site that some researchers believe offer a good case for Durupinar being a final resting place of the ark.


Michelson:  "This ostracon was found within about 20 meters of the Durupinar boat shape.  One side of this pottery sherd has an etching in it that shows a man with a crown, he's got a beard and he's holding a spike in one hand and a hammer in the other.  Maybe this is somebody building the ark or an altar after having landed the ark.  And across his crown read backwards right to left are the letters NOACH which would identify him as Noah."


"And just a few miles from the site, searchers believe some of the head stones in the cemetery may once have been part of the ark that landed at the Durupinar site.  One stone has eight crosses, believed to be symbolic of the eight humans aboard the ark.  Several stones have holes in the top, similar to ancient sea anchors found in Israel.  But why sea anchors in the middle of the desert?


Michelson:  "The Epic of Gilgamesh that makes reference to 'You can't cross the waters without the stone things.'  What are they talking about?  They're talking about the sea anchors."


Corbin:  "What is really needed on the Durupinar site is excavation.  At this point it is coming down to the site just needs to be excavated and see what's there."




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