For hundreds of years Biblical scholars have believed that the remains of Noah's Ark were to be found somewhere in the Middle East. Most expeditions had confined their search to parts of Turkey. Now in a breaking news report coming out of the Siachen glacier in the Himalayan range in India, astonished archaeologists are believed to have located evidence of the hull of an ancient ship which matches the description of Noah's Ark:
In a hastily called news conference, Agatha M. Allowan said:
"I say, we've done it. Yesterday, while on a hike across Siachen our sherpas noticed an unusual hump in the melting snow. Using Synchrotron X-ray tomographic microscopy we discovered that it was the hull of an ancient ship - preserved in pretty good condition. Radio-carbon dating has put it as far back as 50,000 BC".
Since India controls the entire 18,875 foot high Siachen Glacier - which is the longest glacier in the Karakoram range and second-longest in the world's non-polar areas -plus all the tributary glaciers - "for security reasons we will be assisted by the Indian Army in continuing with our exploration", she added.
A visibly excited Ms. M. Allowan further elaborated:
"In all aspects this 3-decked ship matches the Biblical descriptions of Noah's Ark including cubit height and width. There are also mummified human and animal remains which appear to have been well-preserved in the ice"
Israel, though shocked by this discovery is believed to have released this comment: "We're very pleased that this ancient holy relic was discovered in Indian territory - after all India is our best friend in the world".