For many years the Russian people were brainwashed into believing that the Deluge and the story of Noah were simply myths that had nothing to do with science. But recently some secret Soviet intelligence materials have come to light which confirm that back in the 1940s a Russian pilot, flying over Mt. Ararat, saw a huge ship on top of the mountain, frozen into a high mountain lake…
What do we know about Noah’s ark? From the offspring of Adam and Eve mankind multiplied very rapidly. From Seth came pious and good people – the sons of God, while from Cain the wicked and evil ones – the sons of men. Mingling among themselves, the descendants of Cain and Seth became depraved and iniquitous. Out of the whole of mankind only Noah and his family remained righteous. At that point God decided to cleanse the earth of iniquitous humanity, but to preserve the righteous Noah and his family for the restoration of mankind.
God appeared to Noah and warned him that He would send a deluge upon the earth in order to destroy the wicked people. He commanded Noah to build an ark – an enormous ship into which his family and the animals could be placed. Noah was told the exact measurements of the ship: 300 cubits in length, 50 cubits in width, and 30 cubits in height (150 x 25 x 15 meters). This was an enormous structure, which Noah proceeded to build over a period of several decades.
In the age of rationalism doubts began to be expressed concerning the reality of the events described in the Bible, that supposedly the story of Noah was nothing more than a myth, despite the fact that all over the world there are various inexplicable structures attesting to the fact that the technical knowledge of antediluvian mankind was on a much higher level than that of contemporary mankind.
Strangely, the first confirmation of Noah’s story was found by scientists precisely in mythology. It turned out that diverse peoples, totally unrelated to one another and living on different continents, have legends very similar in content concerning a deluge and the salvation of chosen individuals.
The second confirmation of the historicity of a universal deluge came from modern geology, which found proof of a global catastrophe in the earth’s fossil layers.
But the most vivid confirmation of the universal deluge and the story of Noah would have come from the discovery of Noah’s ark.
The Bible says that the ark landed on top of the Ararat mountains. The Greater Ararat is a mountain 5,165 meters high, whose top is eternally covered with ice to a depth of almost one kilometer. In the early 1950s mountaineers made two attempts to find Noah’s ark, but both were unsuccessful due to snowstorms. The search was also made more difficult by Ararat’s location at the intersection of the borders of three countries that have concluded an agreement forbidding the ascent of Ararat.
In recent times the ark was discovered by French mountaineer Fernand Navarra. A report of this discovery in 1955 became a sensation. Navarra found the ark frozen into the ice of a mountain lake located at an altitude of 5 kilometers from the top, and was able to cut out a piece of the hull. A radioactive analysis performed in several countries confirmed the age of the structure – circa five thousand years. Scientists believe that the ark, which used to sit on the very top of the mountain, gradually slid down under pressure from snow avalanches, until it came to rest and froze into a lake situated in the path of its descent. The expedition was conducted by Navarra without official authorization. He was shot at by border guards and arrested, but was later let go with his photographs and the piece of the hull.