REMAINS of Noah’s Ark have been found on a mountain named in the the Bible, according to researchers.
Investigators believe they have found traces of the legendary vessel on Mount Ararat, in eastern Turkey.
US professor Paul Esperanto said the evidence proves the Ark landed there.
The biblical boffin made the explosive comments at the three-day International Symposium of Mount Ararat and Noah’s Ark in Agri, which examines possible evidence of the Ark’s final resting place.
BIBLE: Mt Ararat was mentioned in the Old Testament
He said: “My purpose is to visit the sites arounds the mountain to find clues about catastrophic events in the past.
“We have technical resources and we can work together with local experts. Once the scientific community knows about the existence of Noah’s Ark in Mount Ararat, we can make it available to the general public.”
The iconic tale says Noah brought two of every animal onto the vessel before the great flood swallowed the world in water.
According to Genesis 8:4, the Ark settled on the “mountains of Ararat” on the 150th day of the great event.
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But Dr Andrew Snelling believes does not feel it is the right location.
He added: “The volcano now called Mount Ararat did not grow until well after the ocean (flood) waters had retreated.
“Furthermore, the lavas and ash layers of Mount Ararat date to the time of the post-Flood Ice Age.
“Thus, from my perspective as a biblical geologist, I do not expect to find Noah’s Ark on Mount Ararat.”