Adventurers have searched for centuries, trying to locate the remains of Noah’s ark. The Bible states that the ark came to rest on the mountains of Ararat. But which mountain? Many cultures have legends of an ancient flood that corresponds to the Bible, but none are any more specific, as to where one might find the ark. Most search on the highest peak – Mt. Ararat. And many have claimed to have found it, far up in the icy heights. Some have even brought down wood they claimed to have found, with dubious results. But one team claims to have really found it this time.
Noah’s Ark Ministries International (NAMI) has recently determined that they have found the actual structure used to house Noah and his family, plus the animals of the earth. Although they claim the ark is buried in thick ice, they have posted photos of the areas inside that they were able to enter. But is this a true find, or just another hoax? Many do not trust their findings and have publicly refuted their claims.
Noah’s Ark: Ancient Accounts and New Discoveries provides a broad overview of the search for Noah’s ark over the centuries. It also covers the history and interesting features of the area being searched, as well as the additional source materials that coincide with the Bible’s account of the flood. This interesting volume reads like a television documentary at times, moving fluidly from topic to topic. It appears that English is not the first language of the author, and there are some typos throughout the book, as well as the occasional wrong word usage. However, these do not detract from this fascinating look at one of the most interesting legends in the Bible.
Reviewer: Alice Berger