Noah's Ark Quest Dead in Water—Was It a Stunt?
Noah's Ark Quest Dead in Water—Was It a Stunt? (National Geographic: 20-Sep-04)
In April businessman and Christian activist Daniel McGivern announced with great fanfare a planned summer expedition to Mount Ararat in Turkey. The project, he said, would prove that the fabled Noah's ark was buried there… The announcement received generous news coverage. But the U.S. $900,000 expedition quickly hit a snag: The Turkish government refused to grant the explorers permission to climb the mountain. Soon, the mission itself was put on ice. But how credible was the expedition in the first place?