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In 2010, a group of "evangelical Christian explorers" announced they'd located the remains of Noah's ark near the summit of Mount Ararat in Turkey.Now, we're sure the fact that they were "evangelical Christian explorers" in no way clouded their judgment when determining if the object they found was truly Noah's ark, but we'll let you be the judge.
When they radiocarbon-dated the wood, they determined it was roughly 4,800 years old, which is precisely in the right range to correspond with the Biblical Noah story.
Tales of catastrophic floods are not just limited to what we've read in the Old Testament — as it turns out, there are a lot of very old stories about horrific, people-killing floods.
And some archaeologists and geologists believe the stories might be based on things that really happened, however embellished they may have become over the years.
Obviously, it would have been hugely sucky if Noah had spent all that time building a ship and loading it up with animals and then it had sunk anyway because there were too many dang animals on board.
, in 2014 a group of master's students at Leicester University decided to settle the question.