Over ten years ago researchers from the Bible Archaeology, Search & Exploration (BASE) Institute raised possibility of Noah’s Ark may be landing in Iran.
Now, news by several media outlets broke that the institute has found strong evidence in a mountainous area in northern Iran, which may be remnants of the famed ark.
“The BASE group says they found wood fragments at the 15,000-foot elevation and took the samples to be analyzed in a lab,” the New York Post reported on Monday.
“NOAH’S Ark is in Iran on the top of a mountain a group of Biblical scholars have claimed…,” dailystar.co.uk said on Sunday.
Reports add that fragments of petrified wood were found at 15,000 feet elevation of the Takht-e Soleyman Massif that is a subrange of central Alborz Mountain, showing microscopic sea life in a rock sample that is normally found at the bottom of the ocean.
“Is it the remains of Noah’s Ark? The BASE Institute does not make the claim that we have found Noah’s Ark. We’ll let you draw your own conclusions …. In our opinion, it’s a candidate. The research continues,” reads part of the BASE report.
“It is no secret that we here at The BASE Institute have formulated certain possible scenarios (e.g. the probable location of historical Mt. Sinai and the possible historical mountains of Noah), based on the testimony of the Bible, personal investigation, examination of evidence, and other factors.”
Mount Ararat in Turkey is another candidate for the place where the biblical ship ended up after a devastating flood.
Noah’s Ark is one of the most sought after mysteries in the Bible – with the story saying it was ordered to be constructed by God to save Noah, his family, and the world’s animals from a global flood.
The BASE group said: “The research and site survey being investigated by the BASE Institute has strong potential.”
“Is it the remains of Noah’s Ark? The BASE Institute does not make the claim that we have found Noah’s Ark. We’ll let you draw your own conclusions.”
“In our opinion, it’s a candidate. The research continues.”
Noah’s Ark is one of the world’s greatest biblical mysteries as scientists have struggled to find evidence that the Great Flood even happened.
The story goes that God instructed Noah to build the Ark to save his family and the world’s animals from the Great Flood.