Noah's Ark Found
Saturday, July 01, 2006
(SNN Tehran) A group of Christian Archeologists with the Bonnea Archeology Search and Exploration Institute (BASE) believe that have discovered Noah's Ark in Iran.
The object is perched 13,000 feet about sea level on the slopes of Mount Suleiman, northwest of Tehran. It is made of stone, and to the untrained observer, looks like a pretty typical rock formation. However, the Arkishness of the pile of rocks is not lost on the members of BASE, or BASEheads. "I can't imagine what it could be if it is not the Ark," said Arch Bonnema of BASE.
The Scientific credentials of the BASE team are easy to see also. The expedition's leader Dr. Bob Cornuke is an ex-policeman with no higher degrees or formal archeology training. Bob has been on thirty such expeditions. Bob's expedition includes business, law and ministry leaders. In other expeditions, he has claimed to find Mount Sinai and the shipwreck of St. Paul.
Some people pointed out that the rocks appeared to be petrified wood. However, it takes wood millions of years to petrify, so on an Evangelical timeline, the Ark would have been built millions of years before the earth was created.
The most amazing part of the discovery of these BASEheads is that the Ark was made of solid rock. The fact that Noah was able to float an Ark made of several tons of rock and take care of two of every animal on earth with just the help of a few family members is a testament to the power of faith.