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Thursday, December 8, 2011

Explorers Say They’ve Found Pieces of Noah’s Ark

By Dan Wooding
Founder of ASSIST Ministries

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (ANS) -- “It's perhaps one of the most told stories in the Bible. Cartoon sketches of Noah's ark fill children's books, and Hollywood even produced a modern-day adaptation in ‘Evan Almighty. Now, a group of scientists say they've found parts of the biblical ark.”

An 1846 painting by the American folk painter Edward Hicks, depicting the animals boarding Noah's Ark in pairs

So said Tyler James, CBN News Producer, in a story posted on the CBN website (

James went on to say that Daniel McGivern and his team claimed to have discovered two large sections of Noah's ark resting just below surface atop Mount Ararat in Turkey -- where the Bible says the ark came to rest.

“The mountain is treeless. The mountain is volcanic with gases. There is no conceivable way that you could have an object that big on a mountain,” McGivern said.

The team used military satellite imagery and ground penetrating radar technology to locate the ruins. They believe the large object is wooden.
“The evidence is overwhelming,” McGivern added. “This is the large piece from Noah's ark.”

Tyler James said that his evidence is based solely on imaging technology.

“The large piece of wood will likely remain buried under ice,” he added.

Daniel McGivern clip from CBN video

“There's a huge problem with getting down to it, because of the fact that you can't melt the ice,” McGivern explained. “You are up there at 16,600 feet. How are you going to get down to it?”

The story stated, “For centuries, explores have searched Mount Ararat for the ark. Just last year, a Chinese team claimed to have found the historical boat -- releasing a video showing men inside what appeared to be ancient wooden structures.

“The video and find was widely believed to be a hoax.

“McGivern’s claim may never have the hard evidence to back it up, but the discovery could provide a great opportunity to share the gospel,” James concluded.

To see the video, go to:

Dan Wooding, 70, is an award winning British journalist now living in Southern California with his wife Norma, to whom he has been married for 48 years. They have two sons, Andrew and Peter, and six grandchildren who all live in the UK. He is the founder and international director of ASSIST (Aid to Special Saints in Strategic Times) and the ASSIST News Service (ANS) and was, for ten years, a commentator, on the UPI Radio Network in Washington, DC. He now hosts the weekly “Front Page Radio” show on KWVE in Southern California which is also carried throughout the United States. The program is also aired in Great Britain on Calvary Chapel Radio UK and also in Belize and South Africa. Besides this, Wooding is a host for His Channel Live, which is carried via the Internet to some 200 countries and also provides a regular commentary for Worship Life Radio on KWVE. You can follow Dan Wooding on Facebook under his name there or at ASSIST News Service. He is the author of some 44 books. Two of the latest include his autobiography, “From Tabloid to Truth”, which is published by Theatron Books. To order a copy, press this link. Wooding, who was born in Nigeria of British missionary parents, has also recently released his first novel “Red Dagger” which is available this link.

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