Most of the expeditions to find Noah’s Ark have been to Mount Ararat itself. However, Genesis 8:4 states, “And the ark rested on the seventh month, on the seventeenth day of the month, upon the mountains of Ararat”.
In the original Hebrew, the Hebrew word used is “haareey”, and means “mountain, or range of hills” (From Biblesoft’s PC Study Bible: OT:2022 har (har); a shortened form of OT:2042; a mountain or range of hills)
The Bible therefore states that Noah’s Ark came to rest either on Mount Ararat itself, or on the nearby range of mountains. Ron Wyatt found this boat shaped object on the mountain range of Ararat, about fifteen miles south of Mount Ararat itself.
The names of the surrounding places are interestingly associated with the Biblical account of the flood. The nearby village is called Kazan (in Turkish). The English translation of this is The Village of Eight. It is not unusual for places to be named after historical events, so the name of the village, The Village of Eight, may be a reference to the eight survivors of the flood. These survivors were Noah and his wife, their three sons, Shem, Ham, and Japheth (Genesis 5:32) and their three daughters-in-law.
Near to this village is another smaller village with 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.