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2008 Updates

Dr. Randall Price & Richard Bright plan Noah's Ark search expedition on Mount Ararat for spring and summer 2009.

Urartu/Ararat Geographic Boundaries paper.

Noah's Ark Mural Mosaic

You can now view each chapter as it becomes available in the 3rd Edition, Online Version, of The Explorers Of Ararat: And the Search for Noah's Ark.

Bob Cornuke released a new DVD on his search for Noah's Ark.
See the review and critique of Cornuke's video by Gordon Franz, Bill Crouse, and Rex Geissler in two different formats:

Cornuke DVD Critique in Adobe Acrobat PDF Format
Cornuke DVD Critique in HTML Web Format

The Near East Archaeological Society (NEAS), part of the Evangelical Theological Society (ETS) had a presentation on the search for Noah's Ark November 20, 2008 by Rex Geissler that is available here. Use Internet Explorer to view properly. Bill Crouse, Gordon Franz, and Rick Lanser also presented on the subject but their presentations are not available at this website currently.

The Mount Ararat Archaeological Survey co-authored by Ataturk University Archaeology Professors in Erzurum, Turkey and Rex Geissler of ArcImaging has been published in the Summer 2008 Edition of Bible and Spade by Associates for Biblical Research (ABR).

New Mt. Cudi information -
"An Alternative Interpretation of Bender's Wood" by Kurt P. Wise, PhD

2007 Updates

The Near East Archaeological Society (NEAS) held a debate on the landing site of Noah's Ark November 15, 2007. Dr. John Morris of ICR moderated the debate, where ArcImaging President Rex Geissler took the position of defending Mount Ararat as the landing site while Rapid Response Report President Bill Crouse took the position of defending Mount Cudi as the landing site.

- Photos during the debate and conference are located here, which included attendees such as Dr. John Morris, Elfred Lee, John McIntosh, Bill Crouse, Dr. William Shea, Gordon Franz, Dr. Charles D. Willis, Gary & Gayle Byers, David Graves, Mike Luddeni, Rick Lanser, and Dr. Bryant Wood.

- Rex Geissler's presentation during the debate is located here.

- Part of Bill Crouse's document that he read during the debate is located here with other parts of it located in the Bible & Spade Vol. 19 No. 4

Angel Rock 2006 Expedition part 1 of 2 by Gerrit Aalten

Angel Rock 2006 Expedition part 2 of 2 by Gerrit Aalten

Mt.Ararat and Noah's Ark Symposium 4 Report 2006 by Gerrit Aalten

Hole Stones of Arzap by Gerrit Aalten

Explorer Rick Hatch passed away on 10/31/2007. Rick's friend, John McIntosh, attended the memorial and stated the following about Rick, "I met Rick through Doris Bowers in the early 80's. He was interested in the Ark research and was a member of my 1984 Mt Ararat expedition along with Doris. He has been a buddy ever since. I feel like I have lost another long time member of my 'family'--which is getting mighty small now days!" Rick was a staff research associate at UCR for 28 years and a veteran of the United States Air Force.

Satellite Imaging Corp video focusing on the Ararat Anomaly

Replica of Noah's Ark in Netherlands - story and video

Evan Almighty movie about building an ark.

2006 December
12.2
Alva Appel died on December 2, 2006. Alva Appel (1922-2006) was a Seventh Day Adventist (SDA) minister, Chief of Chaplains for the United States Air Force Auxillary Civil Air Patrol (CAP), and Chaplain Colonel of the United States Congressional Squadron. Alva was a strong climber who searched all over Ararat including the summit, in the Ahora Gorge as well as on both the eastern and western rims, and with Fernand Navarra all over the northwest slopes and Parrot Glacier. A clear-minded soul who was never swayed by “Ark Fever,” Alva brought a critical-thinking attitude that was helpful to promote honest research and as secretary for the Archaeological Research Foundation (ARF) between 1965 and 1969, he kept the ARF on the straight and narrow way where he was involved. Alva's father-in-law was the President of the Seventh Day Adventist Church.

2006 November
11.7
Co-Author of The Explorers of Ararat, Ray Anderson,died on November 7, 2006

2006 September
9.20
ArcImaging published photos from their May 2006 Turkey visit to Ankara, Cappadocia, Erzurum, Hittite Empire cities, and Mount Ararat. The first photos available are from the Hittite Empire Capital cities of Alacahöyük, Hattusas/Bogazkale, Yazilikaya Rock Sanctuary Photo Album and were taken by Ercument Kurtoglu, David Graves, and Rex Geissler.

9.7
Two Italian climbers died in a blizzard September 7th, 2006 while climbing down the tourist route on Mount Ararat.

2006 August
8.27
Doris Bowers, a 1980s explorer sometimes called the "Princess of Ararat", died of cancer on August 27, 2006.

2006 July
7.10
Find out the latest reviews on the alleged discovery of Noah's Ark by Bob Cornuke on Mount Suleiman in the Elborz Mountains of Iran

2006 April
4.2
Dutch man Johan Huibers in Schagen, the Netherlands, builds Noah's Ark one-fifth the size of the original boat.

2006 March
3.9
Ararat Anomaly in the news again: Same old story, nothing new under the sun as there is no new information in the article, just chalk up one more inconclusive photograph/satellite image to the archives... GPR is the only way to proactively find real anomalies on Ararat without extreme meltback.

2006 January
1.11
Turkish Geologist Murat Avci (whose Resume/CV is provided here to show his credibility) published a paper on NoahsArkSearch.com that was presented at the First International Mt. Ararat and Noah’s Ark Symposium in Dogubayazit, Turkey, "The Formation and Mechanics of the Great Telceker Earth Flow," that shows how the Durupinar site is simply a natural formation and not manmade.

1.1
Play the Noah's Ark Game - Watch Out! Just like the search for Noah's Ark, this game is addictive!

2005 September
9.30
The Gertrude Bell book, "AMURATH TO AMURATH" about her 1910 Expedition has been placed on the web! The primary photos from the Gertrude Bell book are posted here.

2005 August
8.1
Lithuanian Group photos of their 2005 Mount Ararat ascent are here.
8.1
Bekir Akcay photos of his 2004 Mount Ararat ascent are here.
8.15
Dow Pursley, John McIntosh, and Matthew Kneisler went on a 2005 tourist climb up Mount Ararat that ended with an unfortunate accident. Here are the photos.

2005 July
7.28
No research organizations allowed permission on Mount Ararat in 2005. Both ArcImaging and ARP received denial notices.

2004 April
4.27
National Geographic article about search for Noah's Ark.

June 2002 & June 2003
6.4
ArcImaging received a call from the Turkish Embassy on June 4th stating that all permission for all foreigners to Mount Ararat was being denied for the year of 2002. The reason for denial was security in the Military Zone, which encompasses both Greater & Lesser Mount Ararat and extends to the Turkish border with Iran.
6.4

ArcImaging & GCI have posted new archaeological presentations, archaeological and historical site photos of many sites, artifacts and museums posted at the following site:

Biblical Archaeological Class Photo Album

March 2002
3.29
ArcImaging President Rex Geissler was a guest at his Excellency Turkey's 7th President Kenan Evren's Scholarship Dedication for Turkish Studies at Florida Atlantic University on March 25-26, 2002. ArcImaging is a financial supporter of the scholarship fund and of T.A.B.E.C., the Turkish-American Business, Education, & Cultural Development Committee that helped coordinate the scholarship fund in President Evren's name. ArcImaging was fortunate to meet with and discuss Mount Ararat Archaeological Research in collaboration with Ataturk University with President & General Kenan Evren, Turkey's current Minister of Culture Istemihan Talay, the Turkish Ambassador to America in Washington D.C. Dr. O. Faruk Logoglu, former United States Secretary of State, Chief of Staff, & General Alexander Haig, United States Congressman Robert Wexler, the Mayor of Marmaris, Turkey, and Florida Atlantic University President James Catanese in Boca Raton, Florida. ArcImaging officers/directors B.J. Corbin, Gary Pryor and Rex Geissler originally discussed Mount Ararat research with T.A.B.E.C. President Suheyla Gencsoy and her husband Tahsin in Ft. Lauderdale last year as ArcImaging gave presentations to a foundation and secured a financial commitment at the time. Suheyla has been supporting ArcImaging as its Director of International Relations for Turkey.

Photos of the event are available by clicking here

These meetings and discussions were extremely valuable for ArcImaging because it allowed for new bridges of friendship and camaraderie to be built with senior Turkish officials. The first evening, Suheyla had a special dinner with only 30 donors to the scholarship fund attending at the top of a hotel, which included the Turkey's 7th President, Minister of Culture, Marmaris Mayor, Florida Atlantic University officials, TABEC officers, and Rex Geissler. Suheyla said several very kind things publicly about ArcImaging, our research, and gave Rex Geissler two opportunities to address the group about ArcImaging's progress to date, the permission and research in 2001, and our plans for the future. The following day was the actual dedication ceremony of the President Evren scholarship fund at Florida Atlantic University for Turkish Studies. There were numerous security guards around as an overflowing crowd attended (about 250 people as there were many students, trustees, and others standing). Before and after the ceremony, Rex Geissler met and chatted with former United States Secretary of State & General Alexander Haig and his wife. They were wonderful and very kind. Most of the TABEC attendees were seated in the first three rows toward the center along with numerous university officials.

General Haig's comments during the ceremony were tremendously supportive of President Evren who guided Turkey through a difficult time in Turkey and was able to get the United States embargo lifted without any desire for fame or glory. Seated at the front of the room from left to right were Florida Atlantic University (FAU) President James Catanese, President & General Kenan Evren, TABEC President and ArcImaging's Suheyla Gencsoy, Turkey's Minister of Culture Istemihan Talay, and United States Congressman Robert Wexler. The American Pledge of Allegiance was stated, the Turkish and American anthems were sung by the FAU choir, each person at the front gave a speech on the scholarship and the importance of long-term Turkish-American relations. President Evren's speech focused on the difficulty that Turkey has had being in the middle of traditional migratory routes and bordering eight different nations. He and General Haig discussed their deep friendship, the mistake of the United States trade embargo in the late 1970s and how it hurt Turkey and forced President Evren to declare martial law in order to restore order to the nation. The Minister of Culture also discussed how Turkey and the United States were united in many common beliefs such as democracy, the separation of church and state, and had fought together in the Korean War, Persian Gulf War, War on Terror, and now in Afghanistan as peace keepers. United States Congressman Robert Wexler discussed how along with two other congressional colleagues, they have begun a congressional committee on Turkish-American relations. Each of the speakers talked about Ataturk, how President Evren would go down in history with Ataturk, who should be taught in American schools alongside the Roosevelt Presidents and Winston Churchill. General Haig talked about his relationship with General Douglas MacArthur and how MacArthur personally corresponded with Ataturk in the 1920s and 1930s. Haig also talked about how important Turkey is to the NATO alliance as the only muslim nation. ArcImaging gifts were given through The Explorers Of Ararat books, History Channel videos, and binders including the ArcImaging Cover Letters and Research Plans.

3.21
The History Channel's Ancient Mysteries: The Search for Noah's Ark video is now available for ordering at The History Channel Store. This documentary about the search for Noah's Ark is the most up-to-date video available and does a good overall job of introducing this comprehensive subject and the history surrounding it, if taken along with the 482-page, 265-photograph, 21 co-author book The Explorers Of Ararat: And the Search for Noah's Ark.

The History Channel video features ArcImaging's Vice President B.J. Corbin and President Rex Geissler, SEARCH Foundation Treasurer Elfred Lee, ARP Director John McIntosh, Duke University Professor Lloyd Bailey, Attorney Porcher Taylor, and Georgia Tech Professor Rob Michelson.

Due to time considerations, there were some considerable omissions such as only describing a few of the purported eyewitness accounts and expeditions and not detailing more of the research, especially Charles Willis, M.D. for carrying out the most scientific research expedition of all time on Ararat in 1988 by virtually eliminating the Eastern Plateau as a possible, surviving resting place for Noah's Ark and crediting Scott Van Dyke for the most productive expedition for the aerial photographic mapping of Ararat with about 1-foot resolution. There was a definite mistake when mentioning the Ahmet Arslan photo/object in 1989 which is on the northeast side, then bouncing to B.J. Corbin talking about his 1989 Western Plateau expedition as if he were following up on Ahmet who took his photo the same year on the other side of the ice cap. The helicopter follow-up on Ahmet's northeast photo was really a year later in 1990 and included Corbin, Don Shockey, Robin Simmons, George Adams, Walt Brown Ph.D., Carl Baugh, Ron Charles, Robert Summers, and Ed Cassady. There was a mistatement in that the ice cap is about 17.5 square miles not 25 square miles. As well, although the item found about 20 meters away from the Durupinar site did look like a pottery shard, it was difficult to make out any of the alleged drawings on it without the aid of a visual layover. And we currently see nothing to write home about in the Ararat Anomaly area, which has apparently moved locations as well since the earlier days of the Ararat Anomaly.

December 2001
12.14
The Dick Bright & David Larsen Mount Ararat Photo Album has been added to NoahsArkSearch.com. Dick Bright has been on and around Mount Ararat 18 times from 1984 through 2001 and is the author of books including The Ark, A Reality, Quest for Discovery, and co-author of The Explorers Of Ararat: And the Search for Noah's Ark. B.J. Corbin writes about Dick Bright in The Explorers Of Ararat, "I hope Richard 'Dick' Bright will not mind me considering him to be the 'bulldog' of ark researchers. His persistence in the search for the remains of Noah’s Ark is nearly unmatched. (I say 'nearly' where John McIntosh may be his equal in this regard). This is a much-needed quality to overcome the many frustrations associated with searching for the remains of Noah’s Ark."
12.14
The Gerrit Aalten Mount Ararat Photo Album has been added to NoahsArkSearch.com. Gerrit Aalten has been on and around Mount Ararat 3 times. More photos will be added in the future.
12.14
Bill Crouse has an article with the view of an alternative landing place for Noah's Ark in Answers in Genesis TJ (Technical Journal) Volume 15 Number 3.
12.07
ArcImaging announces the release of its public "Search For Noah's Ark" online presentation, which is also linked off ArcImaging's website. ArcImaging also has a special presentation with more specific 2002 ArcImaging Expedition plan details to followup from the successful 2001 ArcImaging Expedition for those interested in supporting ArcImaging. Please contact Gary Pryor for more details in order to receive this presentation.
12.07
A new article entitled Even If Noah’s Ark Is Not Proven, Noah’s Ark Still Could Have Landed On Mount Ararat has been added to NoahsArkSearch.com.
12.07
GCI Books announces the release and immediate availability of GCI's seventh published book, which is an excellent and detailed title by John Oakes, Ph.D. entitled "Reasons For Belief - A Handbook of Christian Evidence", which details the archaeological, scientific, and prophetic evidence supporting the biblical record.
November 2001
11.23
The Dr. John Morris Mount Ararat Photo Album including 200 photos has been added to NoahsArkSearch.com. John Morris participated in 12 expeditions to Mount Ararat from 1971 through 1989, authored and co-authored several books on the subject including The Explorers Of Ararat: And the Search for Noah's Ark, and is the President of ICR (Institute for Creation Research). Rex Geissler and ArcImaging would like to publicly thank Dr. John Morris for providing his stories, analysis, several hundred photos, and historical documentation during ten-hours of questions and research in spring 2001 at the ICR Offices in Santee, California.
11.10
ArcImaging announced that it had an extremely successful and productive 2001 Mount Ararat Research Expedition. ArcImaging is grateful to the nation of Turkey and to all Turkish entities for their support in this scientific research. ArcImaging looks forward to working together with the nation of Turkey as this research continues over the upcoming years.
October 2001
10.10
The Turkish Embassy announced on October 10, 2001 that for the first time since 1990 an international research group, ArcImaging, the Archaeological Imaging Research Consortium, has received federal permission from the Turkish Government and various Turkish Ministries including the Military and the Ministry of Culture to perform research on Mount Ararat. ArcImaging is very pleased and grateful to the nation of Turkey and to Ataturk University for their support in this scientific research. ArcImaging looks forward to working together with the nation of Turkey as this research continues over the upcoming years.
10.10
Veteran explorer Dick Bright announced that the new edition of his book Quest for Discovery is now available. You can get a copy by searching for it at Amazon.com.
10.2
ArcImaging Vice President B.J. Corbin and Rex Geissler will be giving a Radio Interview on the history of the Noah's Ark Search October 20th on WSNL-AM 600, Flint, Michigan, which will be aired in late October or early November.
September 2001
9.24
The Complete Ararat Report 1986-1993 by Bill Crouse is now available for ordering.
9.24
As of September 24, 2001, ArcImaging is the final research group waiting to hear permission status for year 2001. ArcImaging is pleased that they have not received a negative response yet. The ArcImaging Advisor is going to visit authorities in Turkey around October 1 to check on the status for this year and next year's research.
August 2001
8.4
ARP confirmed on August 4 that their 2001 request to conduct research on Mount Ararat has been officially denied by the Turkish Authorities. All other research applications had been previously denied except for ArcImaging and ARP.
July 2001
7.30
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced on July 30, 2001 that Archaeological Imaging Research Consortium (ArcImaging) is now a completely certified and official 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Private Foundation that can legally accept Tax Deductible Donations and Contributions. Every donor will receive a receipt that they may use as a Tax Deduction in their Tax Return. If you want to help support the ArcImaging research including the extensive Sub-Surface Survey of Mount Ararat, giving a donation is the simplest way to help. If you are interested in giving a Tax Deductible Donation to finish the extensive Sub-Surface Survey of Mount Ararat, please mail your check or money order to:

ArcImaging
907 Shadowstone Drive
Highlands Ranch CO 80129-1843

If you are interested in possibly giving a donation over $5,000, you may qualify to receive the confidential ArcImaging Capitalization Proposal & Plan which is available for high net-worth individuals and organizations. In this case, please contact the ArcImaging Director of Finance Gary Pryor to apply for the ArcImaging Capitalization Proposal and the Tax Deductible Contribution.

7.24
Another climber, Sertac Tumerdem, died on Mount Ararat around July 18, 2001. An illegal climber who wanted to take photos for his girlfriend died near the summit of Mount Ararat. Along with this story, also see the Ararat Peace Climb 2001 reports at the following links:
Report 1
Report 2
Report 3
Report 4
Report 5
Report 6
Report 7
Report 8
Report 9
Report 10
Report 11.
7.15
The Turkish Embassy confirmed to ArcImaging the following status on 2001 requests for Turkish Legal Permission to conduct research on Mount Ararat. All 2001 requests to conduct research on Mount Ararat have been officially denied except for two research organizations, ArcImaging and ARP. The appropriate Turkish Ministries and Officials are still discussing the timing for the planned research by ArcImaging and ARP as permission appears hopeful within the next year.
7.10
Ataturk University reported to ArcImaging that there was an earthquake in Erzurum on July 10, 2001. There were scores of casualties caused from falling debris. The U.S. Geological Survey Earthquake Information Center (based in Golden, Colorado) reported to ArcImaging that the earthquake's magnitude was 5.1 on the Richter Scale although preliminary magnitudes are traditionally reported higher than the later, real magnitude, as is seen by CNN's article which lists the magnitude at 5.4. One can see more earthquake related information on the USGS website.
June 2001
6.25
Angelo Palego has stepped over the line and is deliberately trying to deceive people just like Tom Crotser did in the 1970s and 1980s. Exactly like Crotser, Palego has resorted to doctoring photos on his website and does not even state that they are doctored. There are no public photos of Noah's Ark. Palego must be realizing that his original photos he was presenting did not convince many people so now he has resorted to altering the photos by adding a boat-like structure. Refer to the December 2000 email to Angelo Palego challenging his evidence. The original photos without a boat-like structure are in his original booklet and were on his former websites. Palego has no science to back up his claims made on his website.

Addendum: Five months after the doctored photographs were revealed and questioned, Palego revealed a new website that his associate Francesco Arduini says is the Official Angelo Palego website, which includes "elaborated" photographs with the original photo and a graphically-altered photo with Noah's Ark added into it to illustrate graphically what Palego "believes" is under the ice.

6.22
ArcImaging announced that it has received 50% funding commitment for the Ararat Sub-surface Survey from a Florida-based Foundation. The Foundation meeting in Florida was attended by ArcImaging's Gary Pryor, B.J. Corbin and Rex Geissler. ArcImaging gave a detailed PowerPoint Presentation which stimulated many questions and lasted from 9:30AM until 3:15PM. The Foundation stated that the 80-slide presentation was excellent, very organized and extremely well prepared. Photos at the end of the meetings are at the following links: Foundation Photo 1 and Foundation Photo 2
6.18
John McIntosh reported that researcher Ken Long died of an anureism on May 30, 2001.
6.14
Orhan Baser reported that Erkut Arcak died in Turkey recently. Erkut was at Texas A&M in his Ph.D. study in Nautical Archaeology and had worked with Dr. Robert Ballard on the Black Sea. Erkut was married a week ago in Turkey but died shortly afterward. He beat cancer eight years ago; the cause for his death was told to be from brain hemorrhage. Erkut was one of Orhan's SCUBA students and a very close friend. Orhan is very sorry for his death.
6.13
2001 Ararat Peace Climb announcement.
6.13
Former researcher and SEARCH Foundation President John Bradley's Memorial is online.
6.10
The 1948 Reshit Account has been added to NoahsArkSearch.com.
May 2001
5.28
The Bob Stuplich Ararat Airplane Photo Tour and Photo Album has been added to NoahsArkSearch.com. Bob's Airplane Photo Tour as well as his other photos are extremely interesting. Bob Stuplich has climbed Mount Ararat 12 times, leading the climbing team on 11 of those climbs. Bob also co-authored The Explorers Of Ararat: And the Search for Noah's Ark.
5.14
The James Bryce Album has been added to NoahsArkSearch.com.
5.14
The Elfred Lee Photo Album has been added to NoahsArkSearch.com and the B.J. Corbin Photo Album has been updated.
5.7
ArcImaging (Archaeological Imaging Research Consortium) announces that the confidential ArcImaging Capitalization Proposal is available for high net-worth individuals and organizations. Please contact the ArcImaging Director of Finance Gary Pryor to apply for the ArcImaging Capitalization Proposal and subsequent tax-deductible contributions.
5.1
The History Channel's Ancient Mysteries: The Search for Noah's Ark video is available at The History Channel Store and do a search for "Noah's Ark. This documentary about the search for Noah's Ark is the most up-to-date video available and does a good overall job of introducing this comprehensive subject and the history surrounding it. Due to time considerations, there were some considerable omissions such as only describing a few of the purported eyewitness accounts and expeditions and not detailing more of the research, especially Charles Willis, M.D. for carrying out the most scientific research expedition of all time on Ararat in 1988 by virtually eliminating the Eastern Plateau as a possible, final resting place for Noah's Ark and crediting Scott Van Dyke for the most productive expedition for the aerial photographic mapping of Ararat with about 1-foot resolution. There was a definite mistake when mentioning the Ahmet Arslan photo/object in 1989 which is on the northeast side, then bouncing to B.J. Corbin talking about his 1989 Western Plateau expedition as if he were following up on Ahmet who took his photo the same year on the other side of the ice cap. The helicopter follow-up on Ahmet's northeast photo was really a year later in 1990 and included Corbin, Don Shockey, Robin Simmons, George Adams, Walt Brown Ph.D., Carl Baugh, Ron Charles, Robert Summers, and Ed Cassady. There was a slight mistake in that the ice cap is about 17.5 square miles not 25 square miles. Also, although the item found about 20 meters away from the Durupinar site did look like a pottery shard, it was difficult to make out any of the alleged drawings on it without the aid of a visual layover. And we currently see nothing to write home about in the Ararat Anomaly area, which has apparently moved locations as well since the earlier days of the Ararat Anomaly.

The History Channel video features ArcImaging's B.J. Corbin and Rex Geissler, Elfred Lee, ARP's John McIntosh, Lloyd Bailey, Porcher Taylor, and Rob Michelson.

The new History Channel documentary on Ancient Mysteries: The Search for Noah's Ark will be aired at the following times during May:

Times listed are for Eastern Time Zones (Consult your TV Guide for local times)

Tuesday, May 1 8:00 PM-9:00 PM
Wednesday, May 2 12:00 AM-1:00 AM
Wednesday, May 2 4:00 AM-5:00 AM
Sunday , May 27 6:00 PM-7:00 PM (This air date was removed from the schedule for some reason and no other showings have been scheduled)

Ancient Mysteries: The Search for Noah's Ark, 60 min.

Arthur Kent hosts this study of the world's fascination with the Bible story of Noah's ark and efforts to find the vessel on Mount Ararat in Turkey. Satellite photos, film footage and stills from expeditions are shown as scientists, theologians and historians contribute their theories and beliefs on the existence of the ark and its possible location. Artist Elfred Lee, who has drawn representations of the ark from accounts given by two persons who claimed to have seen it, theorizes that locating Noah's ark would be "the greatest archaeological find in human history." The hour traces sightings back to 275 B.C., and includes accounts of flood stories from other cultures. The great flood that destroyed the world except for Noah, his family, and herd would probably be dismissed as legend--if not for other ancient evidence suggesting the presence of a once-massive flood. Instead, the search for Noah's Ark continues to this day--one of the most controversial searches for one of the largest items described in the Bible. Rating: TV-G Category: Documentary Release Year: 2001

April 2001
4.19
ArcImaging (Archaeological Imaging Research Consortium) announces it's new website and domain at http://arcimaging.org.
4.5
ArcImaging (Archaeological Imaging Research Consortium) releases photos from the ArcImaging Team Meeting & Ataturk University Scientific Tours and Presentations in Colorado.
4.3
Ataturk University has expressed an interest to participate in a joint venture research project in Eastern Turkey to disclose structures of archeological interest for further research and exploration. ArcImaging (Archaeological Imaging Research Consortium) and ARP (Ark Research Project), having been nominated as research groups for Mount Ararat, were pleased by the university's openness to a joint venture and have begun the process of application to the Turkish government for gaining permission for the proposed research. Upon approval by a number of Turkish ministries and government agencies ArcImaging and ARP hope to begin their research sometime in 2001.
March 2001
3.17
The Ed Davis Drawings have been added to NoahsArkSearch.com. This will be the last addition to the website for the next couple weeks as Rex Geissler is focusing on the Colorado visit, scientific tours and ArcImaging presentations for the President and Dean of Sciences & Arts who are over the Archaeology Department at Ataturk University, Turkey.
3.16
The Summary of Alleged Eyewitnesses has been added to NoahsArkSearch.com.
3.15
The List of Known Expeditions has been added to NoahsArkSearch.com. If you have corrections or enhancements for the list, please email Rex Geissler.
3.14
The Larry Crews Korhan Photo Album has been added to NoahsArkSearch.com.
3.13
The 1730 Cahmet Map showing Noah's Ark atop Alwand Kuh (?) in modern Iran from his Dictionnaire historique, critique, chronologique, geographique et litteral de la Bible has been added to NoahsArkSearch.com.
3.12
The Pat Frost Photo Album has been added to NoahsArkSearch.com.
3.11
The George Wilson Jr. sketch of the alleged U.S. Air Force mid-1940s discovery shown on a film newsreel in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania has been added to NoahsArkSearch.com.
3.10
The 1893 Madame Chantre Photo Album has been added to NoahsArkSearch.com.
3.9
The Doris Bowers Photo Album has been added to NoahsArkSearch.com.
3.8
The 1909 Gertrude Bell Photo Album has been added to NoahsArkSearch.com. I love Gertrude Bell: "...And so we came to Noah's Ark, which had run aground in a bed of scarlet tulips..."
3.7
The Ray Anderson Photo Album has been added to NoahsArkSearch.com.
3.6
The Bible's account of Noah, the ark, and the Genesis flood has been added to NoahsArkSearch.com. From that link you can change the Bible to other languages such as Français | Deutsch | Italiano | Latin | Norsk | Portugues | Español | Svenska | Tagalog | Arabic | Nederlands or other translations such as NASB | KJV | NKJV | NIV-IBS | RSV | DARBY | YLT | WE.
3.5
The B.J. Corbin Photo Album has been added to NoahsArkSearch.com.
3.4
The Ed Behling 1981 Alleged Eyewitness Sketches of his 1973-74 trip to Ararat have been added to NoahsArkSearch.com. Ed Behling and Al Shappell (1974) were the last two who claim to fully describe a partially visible ark structure.
3.3
The ArcImaging Rex Geissler Photo Album has been added to NoahsArkSearch.com.
3.2
The John McIntosh Photo Album has been added to NoahsArkSearch.com.
3.1
B.J. Corbin has transferred the noahsarksearch.com web site and domain over to Rex Geissler. For those who are wondering why... click here.
February 2001
2.28
Rex Geissler & B.J. Corbin are currently working on the 3rd edition of The Explorers of Ararat book. We are excited about the many new and historic chapters and material to be added, especially from Phyllis Watson (daughter of the late Eryl and Violet Cummings) for giving us access to the "Cummings Arkives" and from John Morris, Ph.D. of ICR! Current Table of Contents.
2.11
John Bradley died 2.10.2001Former president of the SEARCH Foundation, John Bradley, died 2.10.2001. For those individuals or groups that would like to send cards or flowers:

Isabel & Jocelyn Bradley
5006 Applecross Road
Birmingham, AL 35242

On a personal note... John Bradley was the very first ark researcher who B.J. Corbin contacted.

Composite photo courtesy of John McIntosh (Current SEARCH President)

2.11
ArcImaging signed an agreement to partner with Ataturk University in Turkey to explore the possibility of researching sites on and around Mount Ararat. ArcImaging looks forward to hosting the President & Dean of Sciences & Arts from Ataturk University in Colorado at the end of March, 2001 as they will tour many scientific laboratories and discuss the future of ark research.

If you are or know of an archaeologist, geologist, volcanologist, or glaciologist who may be interested in a 2001/2002 expedition, please contact us with your resume at ArcImaging.

January 2001

1.1
Mt. Ararat to welcome tourists
Still seeking Noah's Ark?

December 2000

12.24
Ancient relics bring 'healing' to Kurds
More from WWorldNetDaily and Anthony LoBaido

November 2000

11.8
ArcImaging has signed an agreement to partner with Ataturk University in Turkey to conduct research on and around Mount Ararat.

ArcImaging is seeking funding and recruiting archaeologists, geologists, volcanologists, and glaciologists for a planned 2001 expedition.

11.6
Raiders of the lost Ark: WorldNet reporter makes journalistic pilgrimage to Mount Ararat

11.3
George E. Vandeman, a veteran ark researcher died Friday, November 3, at his home in Newbury Park, California. George Vandeman was the President of the Archaeological Research Foundation (ARF) from around 1960-1970. ARF was the primary Noah's Ark search organization during the 1960s.

October 2000

10.27
Anomaly or Noah's Ark?

November 20, 2000 COVER STORY The Mystery on Mt. Ararat The CIA classified as secret the U-2 and satellite photos of the "Mt. Ararat Anomaly." Is it Noah's Ark? Insight has commissioned its own satellite photos. See for yourself. By Timothy W. Maier

10.20
Dave Deal has a new web site at www.noahsark-naxuan.com that strongly favors the Durupinar site and claims the area above the site is the ancient location of Naxuan.

10.19
Ark researcher meeting scheduled this week for Ataturk University in Erzurum, Turkey suddenly canceled with little notice.

September 2000

9.27
New GCI online ordering web site for Noah's Ark books and other products!

9.13
Evidence Of A Great Flood? and Explorers Seek Great Flood Evidence (More from Bob Ballard and the Black Sea)

New Ararat 2000 photo by John McIntosh on the Home Page

9.1
New... Google web and site search and daily Turkish headlines at the bottom of the Home Page.

August 2000

8.18
Armenian-organized expedition denied. A summary of all known attempts to climb Ararat will be posted in September/October.

8.3
EXPEDITION TO MOUNT ARARAT POSTPONED - UPDATE

Riddle of Ararat is showing as a world premier at the Palm Spring International Short Film Festival (the biggest in North America) on Sunday, August 6 at 1 PM at the Festival of Arts theater.

July 2000
June 2000

6.24
Turkish permission for Ararat Ark research declined for ArcImaging, ARP, and other groups this year, though several individuals still have high hopes.

Some say a large multi-national group, including Ekrem Akurgal, plans to re-visit the mound-shaped (Durupinar) site in late June.

May 2000

5.3
Coming later this year... "The Ark" put to music by Levon Ichkhanian.

5.2
Armenian expedition to Mount Ararat planned this summer.

April 2000
March 2000

3.29
Audio clip of Elfred Lee interviewing George Hagopian
MP3 16 sec (261k)
RealAudio 16 sec (228k)
Order CD from GCI

3.19
David Deal has a new book out called The Day Behemoth & Leviathan Died. There is a section in the book that strongly favors the Durupinar site.

February 2000
2.29
The lifeless body of Iskender Igdir was located by search and rescue teams after a 27-hour search. Igdir, a member of the AKUT rescue team and a photographer for Atlas magazine, had climbed Mt. Ararat with three other people led by Nasuh Mahruki, an experienced mountain climber. They had an accident while descending the mountain which resulted in Igdir falling down a cliff at 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday.
Source: Cumhuriyet 2.29.2000

2.15
Famed Explorer to Hunt for Noah's Ark
Bob Ballard of Titanic fame.

January 2000
1.1
Riddle of Ararat Video
by Robin Simmons and George Adams
Fall 1999
9.1
1999 Research Summary
by John McIntosh and B.J. Corbin
Fall 1998
9.1

1998 SEPDAC Conference & Expedition Reports:

B.J. Corbin Report

Rob Michelson Report

Bill Shea Report


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