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| 02.02.12 | 16:43
And the Lord Said . . . : Let us build an ark?!
An ambitious initiative to construct an exact replica of Noah’s Ark, using biblical dimensions, on the hilltop of Yerevan’s Victory Park is under discussion at the Committee of Culture of the Public Council.
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There might be some merit in having the Committee of Culture of the Public Council contact Nyree Abrahamian, Project Development Specialist of the National Competitiveness Foundation of Armenia, located in Yerevan, about the feasibility of collaborating with or marshalling forces to bring about the fruition of the Noah's Ark project--one similar to the Noah's Ark National Park & Zoo which I broached to the NCFA back in January 3, 2011.
@GR Spyurk You mean a rational state like the United States that spend trillions of dollars on making war around the world while 1/3 of Americans live in poverty?! Call me irrational but I would much rather put money into construction...
What a waste of $15-$20 million...? In a rational state wouldn't it be a priority to support the badly suffering portion of the population (there's still people living in domiks in Gyumri...) instead of further polishing the capital???
I love this part: "and 40 guest rooms" Wow! We know what those guest rooms are for: Procreate in Noah's Ark!
It would be a great idea to construct an exact replica of Noah’s Ark. It would create jobs, and it would attract a great number of tourists from around the world.
Really. ?? We are losing 60,000 Armenians due to economic desperation and we have people wanting to build an Arc. ?? Invest that money into creating new jobs so that people stay in Armenia. !! Ridiculous. !!!
Please note that the Bible doesn’t mention “Mount Ararat”. The Bible says: “And the ark rested in the seventh month, on the seventeenth day of the month, upon the mountains of Ararat”. In plural. Scholars know very well that the biblical word “Ararat” refers to the ancient Kingdom of Urartu. “Ararat” and “Urartu” are the same word in different languages. Thanks.
My only concern is that they are about to finally document the real Noah's Ark just like the Russian Expedition did in 1917/18 and having seen the video the Russians took, I know the Ark is boxy very much like a barge. All over the world they are giving people the expectation that the Ark looks like the fanciful pictures shown in children's religion books, nothing could be further from the truth.
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