The Search for Noah’s Ark

The Search for Noah’s Ark

Noah’s Ark is the vessel in the Genesis flood narrative (Genesis chapters 6–9) by which God saves Noah, his family, and a remnant of all the world’s animals from the flood. God gives Noah detailed instructions for building the ark: it is to be of gopher wood, smeared inside and out with pitch, with three decks and internal compartments; it will be 300 cubits long (137.16 m, 450 ft), 50 wide (22.86 m, 75 ft), and 30 high (13.716 m, 45 ft); it will have a roof “finished to a cubit upward”; and an entrance on the side.

The U.S. Government even has files about the search for Noah’s Ark, which I obtained below.

Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)

 Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Noah’s Ark File [ 46 Pages, 7.21MB ] – According to the CIA, this is the entire file they have on Noah’s Ark.

Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA)

 Defense Intelligence Agency Photos of Mt. Ararat, taken in 1949 [ 6 Pages, 0.8MB ] – These are photos released by the DIA of Mt. Ararat. My FOIA for other material is still being processed.

 Defense Intelligence Agency Records Specifically on Noah’s Ark [ 1 Page, 0.2MB ] – The DIA claims to have no other records on Noah’s Ark, other than the photos released above.

National Aeronautics and Space Agency (NASA)

 National Aeronautics and Space Agency (NASA) Response [ 2 Pages, 0.7MB ]

Photo of Mt. Ararat #1 – Taken on STS-064 – 7.78MB

Photo of Mt. Ararat #2 – Taken on STS-102 – 0.3MB

National Security Agency (NSA)

 National Security Agency (NSA) “No records” Determination, September 23, 2014 [ 2 Pages, 0.2MB ]

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