Dr. Joel Klenck: Deductivist (New Archaeology/Processual) Archaeological Method & Theory confirms hypothesis that Prehistoric Ararat Site represents a Trot-on/Trot-off Maritime Barge (Noah's Ark) and Rejects Null Hypotheses that Site was a Terrestrial Structure. Archaeological data shows the Ararat Site is NOT a Turkish Fortification, Kurgan Burial, Temple, Domestic Dwelling, Pastoral Enclosure, or Palace.
Dr. Joel Klenck: Archaeological assemblage from prehistoric site in the southern gorge of greater Mount Ararat, specifically lithic, bone, and wood artifacts, flora comprising remains of bitter vetch, pea, chickpea, and undomesticated cereal grains, and wood architecture, are from the Natufian Culture. Stone vessels and flora match assemblages from Eynan & Abu Hureyra.
Dr. Joel Klenck: Noah’s Ark was constructed in the Levant, from the architecture, mostly of Mediterranean Cypress (Cupressus sempervirens), and artifacts showing baskets made of palm, and Natufian assemblage and flora. These remains, especially the lithics, plant remains, & bitumen and resin pitch on interior, exterior, and artifacts, exhibit a Levantine origin.
Dr. Joel Klenck: Translates the Noah's Ark Codex, earliest language from the Late Epipaleolithic Period (13,100-9,600 BC). and its images and symbols. Klaf pages indicate number of clean animals & birds (7,112) and total animals (39,035) that survived the Deluge, and shows the landing place of Noah’s Ark.
Dr. Joel Klenck: "It is 100% certain that the prehistoric site in the southern gorge of greater Mount Ararat is Noah's Ark. The Ararat Site matches all descriptions and confirmations by Moses, Berossus, Eusebius, George Syncellus, Jesus Christ, Apostle Peter, Apostle Paul, Josephus, and the Islamic Prophet Mohammed."
Dr. Joel Klenck discusses Noah’s Ark in the Bible and Quran and the topography of Ararat showing the only area the Ark could be located is in the southern gorge, on the southern side of greater Mount Ararat or Agri Dagi. Here, the Ark is in the mountains of Ararat (Genesis 8:4), on the highest mountain in the Near East (Sura 11:44), in an area where the Ark could “rest” (Genesis 8:4; Sura 11:44) and Noah would “descend with peace” (Sura 11:48).
Dr. Joel Klenck discusses Noah’s Ark in European and Armenian maps, paintings, and other iconography since the 15th Century AD portraying two artistic traditions on the location of the Ark: (1) At the top of the southern gorge on greater Mount Ararat; and (2) On a plateau beneath the summit of greater Mount Ararat, showing the location of Noah's Ark on greater Mount Ararat (Agri Dagi), in Agri Province, Türkiye (Turkey).
Dr. Joel Klenck discusses former Armenian trails and modern Turkish trails on Ararat. The former trails on the mountains of Ararat merge from two directions: (1) from the east through the village of Serdabulak and (2) from the south through the villages of Eli, Inekiulya, and Inekisufla. All trails coalesce around a plateau at the top of the southern gorge, on the south side of greater Mount Ararat, the location of Noah’s Ark.
We appreciate those who advocate for the protection, preservation, and research of Noah's Ark in the southern gorge of greater Mount Ararat. Noah's Ark is a site sacred to three world religions, an ancient maritime barge filled with animal cages, with an origin in the Epipaleolithic, and represents the archaeological progenitor site for the Neolithic or farming revolution.