Posts tagged Noah’s Ark
Called Out By the Creation Museum, Part 1
This Saturday the Wall Street Journal published a very kind review of Paradise Lust, which mentioned my chapter on a visit to the Creation Museum in Peterburg, Kentucky, and was illustrated by a photograph of a painter in the Museum contemplating his creation. Apparently the Creation Museum, which was built by an organization called Answers… More →
Garden of Eden–Found! Again!
It’s not every day that serious archaeologists make the Yahoo! news. Usually they get scooped by flashier pretenders, like those who claim to have found Noah’s Ark. So I was excited to read that a legitimate British scientist named Jeffrey Rose had a headline-worthy theory: “Veiled beneath the Persian Gulf, a once-fertile landmass may have… More →
History, Religion | Tagged flood, Garden of Eden, Iraq, Noah's Ark
Noah, Noah everywhere
It would seem that those who have given up looking for the remains of the actual Noah’s Ark have decided to build it themselves. You may have heard of this Dutch guy, whose traveling Ark exhibit features “real size polyester animals and interesting scientific information on Noah’s flood.” Doesn’t seem either very scientific or very… More →
Religion | Tagged Creation Museum, Noah's Ark
Noah the engineer
In the annals of MM‘s long-term surveillance of Noah’s Flood and the mythology surrounding it, perhaps no entry is weirder than that of the celebrated British engineer William Willcocks, who seemed at first to be so normal. He built the enormous Aswan Dam across the Nile in 1903, and rebuilt South Africa after the Boer… More →
Religion | Tagged engineering, Iraq, Noah's Ark
Gertrude, meet Noah.
As one of MM’s elite loyal readers, you probably know that I’m obsessed with the Garden of Eden, and the people who think they can find it on earth. That’s the “ography” part of “mythography”: the quest to map an ethereal myth in an on-the-ground reality. [Exhibit A: the 1914 map to the left showing… More →
History | Tagged flood, Gertrude Bell, Noah's Ark, stones
Is This Noah’s Ark?
Stay tuned to find out…
History, Religion | Tagged Noah's Ark, stones
Noah’s Ark: Where Did it Go?
In the Mythographer’s quest to find the “real” Garden of Eden, she has encountered numerous corresponding theories about the earthly location of Noah’s Ark, the next major chronological event in the Bible after the downfall of Eden. For Bible believers, both myths are central to God’s relationship to the sinner. Eden is the “before”–showing God’s… More →
Religion | Tagged Bible, flood, Garden of Eden, Genesis, Noah's Ark