The Search For Noah's
Ark: Email Headquarters
Words of encouragement, shared interest and enthusiasm are great ways to share your
thoughts with me. However, due to the volume of email, it is nearly impossible to
"personally" respond to all letters. If you would like a response from your
email, please let me know and I will try my best to do so accordingly.
I encourage you to search this site for your answer before sending email there are many
links from which to deepen your study. I am also adding some Frequently Asked Questions
(FAQs) which should also help.
If this web site has been useful to you or helped you in any way please let me know.
And if you feel this site needs improvement or is missing a link or picture I would very
much like to hear your comments.
If you are actively involved with the search for Noah's Ark or know someone who is, I
encourage you to write and share your story or information. The Web has proven to be a
very valuable medium for this kind of exchange. Over the past four years I have made many
contacts, learned a great deal about the search, been invited to be part of a team and
have since been to Turkey as a direct result of these pages. I will reciprocate by giving
you credit and will share my experiences with all of you on these pages.
Please take a look at what others have to say about this site at Your
Thoughts to learn a little more.
You can send email to me by selecting the line at the bottom of this page.
Thank you for stopping by.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Do you have a newsletter?
Yes. It is produced under the Ark Research Project banner. Please click here.
It is published as often as needed and focuses on the overall search for Noah's Ark.
Can you help me with my speech or report on Noah's Ark?
As much as I would like for you to succeed in this effort, I can not respond fast
enough for most of you. However, I would encourage you to study these pages and the
associated Noah's Ark links. Almost any possible question that you have should be
contained herein and help you to achieve you highest possible grade. Just so that you
know, several students have used these pages and received "A's" on their
reports. So, if they can do it, you can also! Do your best!
How many years did it take Noah to build the Ark?
It is implied by Dr. Henry H. Halley, that prior to the flood, God made His decision to
destroy sinful mankind when Noah was 480 years old (Gen 6:3). From that time, Noah was
asked to build the Ark, at 500 years old, begot "Shem, Ham and Japeth" (Gen
5:32) and at 600 years old finally entered the Ark (Gen 7:6). Therefore, taking the
difference in Noah's age from the "commission" to the flood was 120 years. Or
roughly 120 years to build the Ark.
What are the dimensions of the Ark?
Genesis 6:15 And this [is the fashion] which thou shalt make it [of]: The length of the
ark [shall be] three hundred cubits, the breadth of it fifty cubits, and the height of it
thirty cubits. 16 A window shalt thou make to the ark, and in a cubit shalt thou finish it
above; and the door of the ark shalt thou set in the side thereof; [with] lower, second,
and third [stories] shalt thou make it. [KJV]
Most bibles assume an 18 inch cubit, therefore, the Ark would have the following
||Total Floor Area
Take a 3D tour of the Ark here: Noah's Ark 3D Tour.
Why don't you give Ron Wyatt credit for finding the Ark?
Here is a little background: In 1959, the Turkish Air Force photographed a "long
oval hill" seventeen miles south of Mount Ararat with a surface elevation of 6,200
feet. In 1984, Ron Wyatt's partner Marvin Steffins announced this location was in fact
Noah's Ark. In June 1985, Wyatt and others using a NASA CAT scanner, surveyed the
formation and confirmed the discovery. The shape is oval and is roughly 500 feet long by
150 feet wide and 45 feet tall.
Here is the answer: There have been many sightings of the Ark on Mount Ararat at about
15,000 feet. Additionally, much anecdotal evidence for Mount Ararat has been completely
ignored and dismissed by this study. Because this "oval hill" does not fit the
biblical description, a new cubit (21 inches) must be considered to make it fit. And
because the ark shape does not fit the biblical description, other texts are relied on for
corroboration, namely the Gilgamesh Epic. Finally, there are several other
"formations" in this general vicinity that, although similar are never mentioned
by Wyatt and others. I have personally seen these formations when our team surveyed the
area in October 1998. You can review those pictures on the Photos/Books
page. See the October 1998 photos of the "ark shape".
You can review his web site by clicking here.
Who is Angelo Palego and what can you tell me about him?
Angelo Palego is an Italian Ark researcher. According to his web site he has made 11
expeditions to Mount Ararat. Mr. Palego has made bold announcements of the discovery
of Noah's Ark on Mount Ararat. However, to date, no solid scientific proof of his
discoveries have been presented.
Pictures of the alleged objects on the mountain were digitally inserted and do not
represent an accurate presentation of conditions on Mount Ararat. When his findings
have been reviewed by his peers, his claims have been rejected.
You can review his web site by clicking here.
How in the world could ALL animals fit into the Ark?
First, why take adult full-sized animals, when youthful smaller animals would
accomplish the same thing? Second, why put fish or other aquatic animals/creatures on the
Ark when surrounded by water? Third, why put burrowing animal/creatures like insects,
snails and worms in the Ark? As you can see, logically rethinking the situation reduces
the count considerably. An excellent resource is available to you written by John
Woodmorappe entitled, Noah's Ark: A Feasibility Study . See the Publications page, Noah's Ark Books (#18) to review a copy at
Here are a few points of interest:
Clean animals and birds used for food and sacrifice. (Gen 8:20)
It is estimated that there were about 16,000 animals on the Ark. (p 13)
Only 11% of the animals on the Ark were substantially larger than sheep. (p 13)
The animals would have occupied 46.8% of the Ark's floor space. (p15)
Dry food: 4378 tons (1990 metric tons) 6-12% Ark volume. (p 18)
Drinking water: 1.07 million gal (4.07ML) 9.4% of Ark volume. (p 20)
- One pair (two) of each unclean animal. (Gen 7:2, 15)
- Seven pairs (fourteen) of the clean animals and birds. (Gen 7:2, 15) (p 8)
What is Noah's wife's name?
Many have asked about Noah's wife's name. Her name is not mentioned in the bible.
Fictionalized accounts have made up names based upon conjecture. Such a story, "A
Prayer for the Earth: The Story of Naamah, Noah's Wife", written by Sandy Eisenberg
Sasso, et al, portrays a woman tasked with gathering seeds for all plants before the rains
The name of Noah's wife as listed in Eisenberg's book is "Naamah" and in
Hebrew means pleasing.
Are there expeditions planned to search for Noah's Ark?
Yes, there is a team called Ark Research Project
that is comprised of scientists, technicians, videographers, photographers, mountain
climbers and other dedicated team members. They are planning an expedition to locate and
document the Ark of Noah.
Can I use the pictures on your Web site for my school?
I have tried to be very careful with copyrights and have listed credits for images
other than my own. They are listed in the Credits and Thanks
page. If my name or signature is not on them, they are not mine for release.
If my name or signature is on them, please let me know which ones you are interested in
and you may use them unaltered. Do not modify the image and state the appropriate credit
If you wish to publish the images or wish exclusive rights, please email me with
specific details and we will proceed from there.
Photos of a recent trip to Turkey courtesy of Ark Research Project are now available at
Publication Page. Please stop by, take a look and let me know
what you think!
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