The Search for Noah’s Ark – Government Document Archive

Noah's Ark, oil on canvas painting by Edward H...
Noah’s Ark, oil on canvas painting by Edward Hicks, 1846 Philadelphia Museum of Art (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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

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