The existence of Noah's ark in Eastern Turkey will soon undergo 3D scans to confirm its authenticity.
The Noah's Ark from the Biblical tales could just be a few scans away from proving that the expedition is what saved a majority of the animal kingdom from the catastrophic flood. Experts have claimed that they have clicked underground images of a mysterious ship-like object which was discovered around half a century ago in Turkey, reports The Sun.
For a long time, creationists have asserted that the legendary boat of Noah is buried beneath the rocky spot which is known as Durupinar site.
However, not everyone is sold on this especially with geologists calling this to be nothing more than a mountainous lump with an unusual formation. Cem Sertesen, a long-time ark hunter, leading his film crew claims to have images of the discovery under the surface in question, according to the Turkish Anadolu Agency.
Furthermore, the team intends to reveal these images they obtained by "sending electric signals underground via cables" in their upcoming documentary revolving around the legendary Ark.
Sertesen, known as the director of the 2017 documentary Noah's Ark, says, "These are the actual images of Noah's Ark." Adding to it he said, "They are neither fake nor simulation. They show the entire ship buried underground."
The Biblical parable of Noah says that as commanded by God, he laboured to build an ark big enough to accommodate a pair of each living animal to save them from the destructive tides of the flood, aiming for a new start. According to the Book of Genesis, once the flood calmed, the ark came to rest by the mountains of Ararat, which is now Eastern Turkey.
Undertakings to find hard evidence to prove this event was not quite fruitful until this 150-meter-long mountain formation in the Durupınar site came to light. The debate still goes on whether this bizarre finding is, in fact, the remains of the Ark as the popular belief of some creationists or just another rocky formation as supported by scientists.
People drawn to this discussion bank on 3D scans called to study the structure, proving once and for all if Durupinar should remain a religious interest. Computer engineer - archaeologist Andrew Jones and geophysicist John Larsen who together designed the device in their interest to study strange objects, shared their discoveries with Cem Sertesen.
"It's a ship, but it's too early to be called Noah's Ark," said Sertesen admitting that the images not necessarily be of Noah's Ark. Again, this seems unlikely given the fact that the spot measures over 50 miles from the nearest water body. In 1959, Captain Ilhan Durupinar had discovered this ship-shaped site which was subjected to its first scientific 26 years later. Researchers working on the site concluded that ''it is highly likely that the formation underground is a ship".