Noah's Ark was "found" by a group of Chinese and Turkish explorers on Mount Ararat in eastern Turkey. The evangelical explorers recovered wooden structure reportedly carbon dated to 4,8000 years old. The fifteen person exploration group from Noah's Ark Ministries International believes that the structure they found 4,000 meters up on Mount Ararat is Noah's Ark. A documentary film-maker from Hong Kong identified as Yeung Wing-Cheung believes "it's not 100 percent [certain to be] Noah's ark but we think it is 99.9 percent." Wing-Cheung furthered that the wooden structure had many compartments allegedly to house animals and reported that the structure could not be a human settlement because no known humans had settled above 3,500 meters on the mountain.
A major archaeological excavation around the wooden structure is planned after Turkish officials receive permission from the central government in Ankara, pending UNESCO World Heritage status. The bible states God came to Noah and ordered him to build an ark large enough to hold 2 of every animal when God flooded the earth to rid it from corruption. The bible states that after the flood waters receded, the ark was left on top of a mountain and the inhabitants resumed life on the ground. Supporters believe that the ark remained on Mount Ararat, the highest point in the now Turkish region.