Does anybody know where Hazrat Noah’s (A.S) Ark (Ship) landed? There are different accounts by different religious books which state where the Ark (Ship) supposedly landed. The Bible says ‘the mountains of Ararat’ the Qur’an says ’the mount Judi’. Which one is it really, or is it the same place or different locations? I had received this query from many of my readers from all around the world belonging to both Christian and Muslim faith. I have tried to arrange an article based not on my religion, but based on facts that I have looked up from all over the internet and a few books.[irp]
Mount Ararat is the easier mountain to locate, most probably because of a large amount of information available on the Mountain and numerous expeditions and archaeological searches conducted in the area. Mount Judi seems to be more difficult to locate, however with a little help from my friends and colleagues I have found some information which is quite interesting and reveals a lot. Located in Turkey and known as ‘Agri Dagh’, the mount of Ararat represents the Biblical version for the location of Hazrat Noah’s (A.S) Ark (Ship).
Although the Bible does not specifically name Mount Ararat, the mount being the highest location in the mountains of Ararat has made it the most probable Biblical location for the Ark (Ship) and thus has caused many expeditions by Christian explorers. Called Cudi Dagh and located in Turkey, the Mount Judi represents the Quranic version for the location of Hazrat Noah’s (A.S) Ark (Ship).
Discussion on the topic should be conducted carefully as it is a topic of great debate. This is because this mount is located 200 miles away from Mount Ararat, and the two Mounts have been confused for one another. In 1994 explorers claimed to have found Hazrat Noah’s (A.S) Ark (Ship), on the Iranian-Turkish border. The Ark (Ship) was found by a team of scientists who had been conducting their investigation for 6 years, and they located the Ark (Ship) 32 kilometers from Mount Ararat. The remote site comprises or a ship sort of object buried into the mount which stands at 2300 meters. The Turkish government was convinced by their findings and had designated the site as a historical archaeological location and set it to be excavated the following year. At 45 meters, wide and 170 meters long, it fits the physical description according to Genesis 6 in the Bible.[irp]
There is a mountain named Ararat and one named Judi and both are found in the Ararat region. It is possible that both locations mentioned by the two Holy Books are the same location. As my readers, can see, the two names are used interchangeably when used for the location of the Ark (Ship), even though the two names are different. The site of Mount Ararat is to date being studied by many archaeologists and researchers as both the religions can agree to the fact that the Ark (Ship) landed in this region.