Noah's Ark Precise Location; Ark Damage
No reason for folks to apply "mystery" to the Ark's precise location on Mt. Ararat. As most eyewitnesses have always maintained...the Ark is just below the two small peaks on Greater Ararat...a little below the top. As anyone can see from a combination of the Simmons-Arslan frames...from different angles and distances line-of-sight...with high correlation of damaged areas of ship...the Ark's position on the strato-volcano is well known. All one has to do is follow the dark mafic cliff to the Eastern Ridge's end...then turn right and head to the appex of the glacial valley's apex. As these frames show...the Ark is precisely there.
The problem of course is the crevassed ice field and its very lethal danger. Three brave men disappeared on the ice fields (2 Italians and 1 Scottish explorer) just this year (2011)...even as they closed in on the ship. The geophysical and cultural ramifications of the presence of a 1.5 million cubic foot barge placed on a strato-volcano, at the 16,000 ft.(4.88 km) altitude...will result in joy for a few... and anger for many..as well as Ph.D.s down the toilet.
Re-Disccovery of Noah's Ark in 19th and 20th Centuries
Noah's Ark Has Been Re-Discovered: knowledge of its location being available to all. However the Ark's location was known to Hagi Yearam (1856); George Hagopian (1902-1904), World War I Russian Expeditions (1916-1918), etc. No personal credit quests by current people and their organizations [including the Institute for Creation Research (ICR) and Noah's Ark Minsitries International (NAMI)] should be acknowledged; other than (as the frames below indicate) by teams: Eryl and Violet Cummings/Ray Anderson, and Robin Simmons-Dr. Ahmet Arslan. Their important photos CONFIRM the barge's present position on Mt. Ararat. Care should be taken regarding present people and their organizations who never cease to denegrate other's attempting to further the Anderson-Arslan Noah's Ark re-discovery. Current researchers in Ark characterization should do their own work independent of these negative external forces, and thus keep clear of the self-proclaimed experts who cannot produce the Ark as a result of their own field research. Its precise position is now available to all through the important field research of Eryl Cummings-Ray Anderson (1972); and Robin Simmons and Dr. Ahmet Arslan (1989)]. It is to THESE two teams of the 20th Century that the world owes the re-discovery of Noah's Ark; leaving the 21st Centry for Ark's physical analysis; the results of which should be made available through the appropriate international channels.