Carbon testing on rope and wood found on Mount Ararat shows they are 4,800 years old—dating from around the time when the ark was said to be afloat, said a group of Chinese and Turkish evangelical explorers.
Fifteen archaeologists collected remains from what they believe were stalls on the ark for housing animals.
“It’s not 100 percent that it is Noah’s Ark but we think it’s 99.9 percent,” said Yeung Wing-cheung of the Hong Kong-based Noah’s Ark Ministries International.
Early indications, however, show that the wood is different to that used in the ark in the Bible.
Christian, Muslim, and Jewish texts mention Noah’s Ark but scientific evidence of it has yet to be found. According to the Bible, the ark was built by Noah at God’s command to save himself, his family, and the world’s animals from a worldwide deluge.