A stone which appears to bear ancient inscriptions related to Noah's Ark has been found in eastern Turkey at a place known as the Durupinar formation.
This site is located about 12 miles south of Mt. Ararat near the town of Dogubeyazit. Some Turkish authorities and other researchers believe this formation contains the remains of Noah's Ark.
Archaeological explorer Bill Fry of Haines City, Florida announced that his team had found a stone measuring about 1 meter by 1/2 meter which contains an ancient set of inscriptions which experts have not yet identified.
Fry said, "It is very possible that these inscriptions identify this as Noah's Ark. We will know for sure once the script has been deciphered. If we had found this artefact in the mud flow adjacent to the formation one could rightful say that it is unrelated to the site. But this inscription is embedded in the side of the formation 20 feet above the ground. It's a part of it."
The inscription was first spotted by a freelance photographer who accompanied Fry to the site in May 2001 to assist with exploration in the area. Fry worked with and assisted the late Ron Wyatt who researched and documented evidence from this site in the 1980's and 90's which convinced some Turkish authorities that it was the remains of the biblical ark.
Fry returned to the region two weeks ago and with the assistance of his Turkish friend Zafer Onay was able to expose the encrusted artefact enough to determine that the Turkish authorities should be notified.
Fry stated, "At this point I think it is reasonable to believe these inscriptions are related to the ark site because of their location. Historical documents record that the ark was once a site of religious pilgrimage. If this inscription doesn't date back to the time of Noah himself then it may be from ancient people that visited the site."
“Right now the stone is in a very awkward position which makes it difficult to photograph or view the inscriptions well. If the Turkish government will allow the removal of this artefact so it can be closely examined I feel quite confident that we will have a positive result”, he added.
Fry's organization Anchor Stone International has been involved in archaeological exploration since 1997. Their web site, anchorstone.com contains numerous pages of documentation and photos of the explorations and discoveries of Ron Wyatt as well as Fry's recent work.