Searching for Noah's Ark: Expedition member to present findings, details at conference at Passion Play Saturday

Friday, October 4, 2013

A presentation on a Bible Archeology Search and Exploration Institute's expedition to look for the remains of Noah's Ark will be given Saturday, Oct. 5, at 10 a.m. in the Great Hall of the Great Passion Play, Eureka Springs. The speaker is Arch Bonnema, a Texas philanthropist who was a sponsor and member of an expedition in 2005. The presentation is free, and will include a video, photographs and artifacts.

The effort was led by BASE president Bob Cornuke, who used geographic clues in Genesis, ancient maps and documents to hypothesize that Mount Ararat of the Hebrew scriptures was not in eastern Turkey, but in northern Iran on the edge of the Caspian Sea. There, the BASE ark hunters discovered a 400-foot long, rock structure at 13,120 feet above sea level that resembles the petrified remains of a wooden ship.

According to its website, the BASE Institute is dedicated to the quest for archeological evidence that helps to validate that the Bible is true, and represents an accurate, non-fictional account of God's will to bring people back into relationship. BASE does not claim that the North Iran find is Noah's Ark.

To register for the free presentation, go to 5 or call 800-882-7529.

The Great Passion Play grounds contain a Bible Museum, Sacred Arts Center, Holy Land Tour, Christ of the Ozarks statue and outdoor amphitheater, where the play is performed on Tuesday, Friday and Saturday nights through Oct. 26. The Great Passion Play is located at 935 Passion Play Rd., Eureka Springs. For more information, go to

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