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Navarra retrieved hand-hewn wood from high on Ararat
In 1955, after two unsuccessful searches, Fernand Navarra found hand-hewn wood in a wall of ice at the 13,750 foot level. He retrieved a small sample of the wood, which is apparently very old.
In 1969, Navarra and others found more old wood at two different sites.
- LaHaye, Tim & Morris, John, 1976. The Ark on Ararat, Thomas Nelson Inc. and Creation Life Publishers, Nashville and New York, pp. 129-134, 158-160.
- The results from five different labs suggest that Navarra's wood samples date somewhere between 260 to 760 AD.
- It would have been nice if Navarra had taken photographs of the site where he retrieved the wood, rather than give vague and contradictory descriptions of the site.
- Navarra, himself, is suspect, as he had access to the site where the wood was found before he sent his workers to dig there, and that he was accused by at least three people for having obtained fraudulent wood.
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Fallacies contained in this claim
- Noah's Ark has been found
- We can expect to find Noah's Ark on Mt. Ararat
- Noah's Ark may have been photographed on Ararat in 1949
- ERTS satellite photographed Noah's Ark in 1973
- Noah's Ark has been found near Dogubayazit, Turkey
- Anchor stones of Noah's Ark have been found
- The Turkish government officially recognized the site of Noah's Ark
- James Bryce found a 4-foot timber high on Ararat
- Hardwicke Knight found soft wood timbers on Ararat
- Yearam guided 3 vile scientists to Noah's Ark in 1916
- An 1883 Turkish expedition found Noah's Ark
- Prince Nouri of Baghdad found the Ark in 1887
- Hagopian visited the Ark with his uncle around 1908
- Russian aviator Roskovitsky photographed the Ark
- Resit, a Kurdish farmer, found the Ark in 1948