Piece of petrified bark found near Mount Ararat thought to have been a piece of the ark.
Archaologists have found a large section of petrified bark near Mount Arafat which raises questions whether the unusual item could be part of the fabled Noah's Ark.
There has been significant interest in Mount Ararat, a snow-capped 17,000ft mountain in the east of Turkey for centuries, with some believing that the mountain was where the ark came to rest after the Great Flood.
A team of explorers found this large piece of wood, and speculation became rife about its origins, with some believing that it could in fact be a significant section of the Ark, built by Noah to escape the rising seas. One researcher said that "as far as we know there is nothing else like it anywhere", pointing to faint crosses carved in the wood.