The Turkish Government has built a visitors centre directly by the remains of Noah’s Ark.
There are no other visitors centres at any other “Noah’s Ark Sites” in Turkey.
Local road signs direct visitors to Noah’s Ark.
The official Tourist Brochure from the local town, Dogubayazit, include tourist trips to Noah’s Ark.
The site was first discovered by Dr Brandenburger, a photogrammetry expert at the Ohio State University, USA. He had previously discovered the missile bases in Cuba, during the Kennedy era. He concluded, “I have no doubt at all, that this object is a ship. In my entire career, I have never seen an object like this on a stereo photograph.”
According to Genesis 6:15, Noah’s Ark was 300 cubits long. Since Moses was educated in the Egyptian court, these would have been Egyptian cubits.
According to the British Museum, one Egyptian Cubit is 20.62 inches. The Noah’s Ark site is exactly 300 Egyptian Cubits long, or 515.5 feet, which is 6,186 inches exactly!
Drogue stones found nearby have Maltese (or possibly Armenian) Crosses on them, confirming that early Christians regularly visited this site, and were aware of this Biblical significance of this site.
Sub surface radar by Ron Wyatt provided computer generated 3 dimensional images of a huge vessel.
Fossilised rivets have been discovered.
Petrified wood from Noah’s Ark was displayed by Ron Wyatt on CNN television. The wood was laminated, but contained no annular rings, exactly as would be expected from a pre-flood tree. There was no rain before the flood, so the absence of annular rings confirms that this wood indeed comes from a ship built from timber felled before Noah’s Flood.
Ron Wyatt tested the material at the Galbraith Laboratories in Knoxville, Tennessee. The material proved to be laminated, petrified wood.
Tests for Carbon showed that samples from the site contained a much higher Carbon content than the surrounding area.
The specimen from the site proved to be 4.95% carbon, while the specimen from the surrounding area, tested at 1.88% carbon. Ron Wyatt concluded that the specimen from the site had once been living matter. Sophisticated metals including iron, titanium and aluminium were also present.
A very large thumb bone has been found near the site.
In 1991, Greg Brewer, found a petrified antler in the side of the Ark.
As a result of a core drilling Ron Wyatt found extinct rodent hair, petrified animal droppings and red human hair.
A nearby village is called Kazan, which is Turkish for “The Place of Eight.” This probably refers to the eight survivors of the flood.
Another smaller village has a name that translates to ‘The Crow will not Stand’. This may refer to the time when Noah released a raven from the ark.
Another village is called ‘Where the Oars were Reversed’, again suggesting that a boat once passed over this area, where it began to slow down to its final resting place.
The site has been visited by Jonathan Gray, a professional archaeologist, who has confirmed its authenticity. Jonathan Gray has written an excellent book “Discoveries: Questions Answered” which gives a detailed reply to most of the questions raised by critics. His book is available on www.surprisingdiscoveries.com