But the alleged evidence in the documentary was a sham.
Jammal's so-called ark wood was a fake, and he concocted his story.
That translates to just under an acre in square footage (4046 square meters), as described in the Epic of Gilgamesh.
It’s important that we allow God’s written record of history, the Bible, to guide our thinking about the past—this includes our understanding of the age of the Earth/universe How many times have you heard something like, “This animal lived 50,000 years ago”, or “This person died 20,000 years ago’?
Have you ever wondered how the scientists knew the age of the bone?
Noah would have constructed the ark from wood, but the specific type is debatable since different translations specify different types. Because of the size and the technology -- or lack thereof -- at the time, wood experts don't think the literal ark could have withstood sailing [source: Bowen].
Nevertheless, in the past 20 years many news stories have popped up regarding a discovery of the biblical boat.