Mt Ararat

Oct 15th, 2006, 01:44 AM
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Mt Ararat

Met an Armenian that argued Mt Ararat is in Armenia...though I thought it was in Turkey. Somewhat dissentment (ie Turkey vs Armenia)...has anyone seen Noah's ark...?

Or it a myth?
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Oct 15th, 2006, 02:24 AM
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u r right! Mt. Ararat is in Turkey.
(though i seem to remember having read long time ago that it is in Armenia)

i've been a few times at the footsteps of the mountain (Agri Dagi) near Dogubayazit (all 3 G's are not pronounced)which is quite close to the IRANian border !!

Actually there is a debate on the identification of the mountain. but the "official" Ararat is Agri Dagi.
the name Ararat probably comes from the Urartu Kingdom (Assyrian times) in that same area


PS just by chance, last week i've seen for the first time the Ararat from the height of the flight of a 767 Boeing !! it was awesome !!!

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Oct 15th, 2006, 03:20 AM
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aby that's interesing....I'm narrowing with myth vs the truth - so has anyone sight Noarh Ark....or evidence of it?
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Oct 16th, 2006, 06:55 AM
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AFAIK to date no one has ever found any remnants ofNoahs ark. It was supposed to have been built of wood, so not very likely that any parts would have withstood the passage of time, even if the stroy is true.

As far as location, there are arguements aplenty of what parts of that area are Turkey, what parts are Armenia and what parts are/should be the Kurdish nation...

Is that mountain really the Mt. Ararat mentioned in the Bible? Unproven, one way or the other.
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Oct 16th, 2006, 07:26 AM
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Twilight if you search this on the web you will find lots of accounts of sightings even pphotographs of something strange on Ararat - you be the judge, but there's tons of stuff on the web.
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Oct 16th, 2006, 08:55 AM
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Mt. Ararat is in Turkey, but very close to the Armenian border. In fact, it can be seen from an elevated point near Yerevan.
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You are right panecott.
In pictures:
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Oct 9th, 2011, 06:19 AM
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Definitely Turkey. I was just there. No ark sightings, however.
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Ararat is a REGION when described in the Book of Genesis. The ark is said to have rested 'upon the mountains of Ararat' in Gen 8:4. Nobody has proven whether the ark rested on the Turkish or Armenian side of the border
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Oct 9th, 2011, 11:40 AM
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Some contend it is up there on NASA photos pretty iffy...

No conclusive evidence to date.

Genesis says the ark came to rest on the

MOUNTAINS of Ararat a wide region includes

Turkey Armenia some Iran some hikers say they have

found mussels indicative of a seashore there.

So still pretty much up for grabs for me...
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