There is something interesting going on out there, and that is the claim that an archaeologist discovered the Ark of Noah. The site is in Turkey, and it features an interesting shape of an ark. The archaeologist who advocated for this site as the Ark of Noah was Ron Wyatt.
Ronald Wyatt: An Adventurer Who Found Ark of Noah
While Ron Wyatt worked as a nurse anesthetist, he also explored fascinating sites and made some discoveries. Some of Ron Wyatt’s discovery claims include the Ark of Noah, anchor stones for the Ark of Noah, the grave markers and home of Noah and his wife, the locations of Sodom and Gomorrah, Joseph’s grain distribution bins, the Egyptian Pharaoh army’s chariot wheels at the bottom of the Red Sea, Christ’s blood including 24 chromosomes in the DNA, and Jesus’ crucifixion site, among others.
Scientists Have Dismissed Ron Wyatt
Despite Ron Wyatt’s advocacy for the Turkey site to be the site of the Ark of Noah, many scientists have dismissed this claim. This might be because many do not regard Ron to be an actual archaeologist, due to his lack of a BA in archaeology. There are claims that Wyatt did not provide sufficient proof for his claims to be credible.
Ark of Noah: Ron Wyatt Findings
The Ark of Noah that Ron Wyatt discovered in Turkey was near Mount Ararat. Additionally, the measurements of the ark were 515 feet in length, which were 300 Egyptian cubits. Ron Wyatt believed that this was the accurate measurement of the Ark of Noah; this is because the Royal Egyptian Cubit was likely the universal standard of measurement during Moses’ time period. If Moses was the author of Genesis, he most likely wrote the measurements in Egyptian cubits.
Even more, there were other findings such as petrified wood and metal fittings. According to lab analysis, the ark contains petrified wood. And, metal detector tests verified that there were metal readings.
There are some who believe in these findings and others who remain skeptical. However, it is clear that the site lies near Mount Ararat; this is also where Genesis says the ark landed. To this day, Ron Wyatt’s discoveries have built a following.