Noah’s Ark expedition member to speak in Westport

Posted: 11/09/2011 in all marine news

From Westport News – 

A member of a Christian archaeological expedition that discovered fossilized evidence of what may be Noah’s Ark on a mountain in Iran will give a presentation on Monday evening, Nov. 14, at St. Paul Lutheran Church.

The presentation by Arch Bonnema is planned at 7:30 p.m. at the church, 41 Easton Road. On Tuesday, Nov. 15, Bonnema will discuss his theories on the missing Ark of the Covenant, also at 7:30 p.m. in the church.

Both programs are free and open to the public. A Texas financial-services executive, Bonnema was a member of the Bible Archaeology, Search & Exploration Institution’s 2005 expedition that discovered a boat-shaped mass of rock that resembled petrified wood and fossilized sea creatures near the top of Mount Suleiman in Iran.

The expedition’s leader told National Geographic the discovery was not conclusive proof of the ark’s final resting place, but he said it looks like the object described by ancients.

The story of Noah’s Ark is told in Christianity, Judaism and Islam.

In Westport, Bonnema will discuss why the team chose to look in Iran rather than at a traditional site in Turkey, the perils of getting into and around a nation hostile to the United States, and what scientific laboratories have had to say about the samples smuggled back, the church said.

His presentation will be augmented with slides and video taken on the Iran trip and samples of what the expedition found, the church said.

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