According to the Bible in Genesis 8:4, the Noah's Ark landed upon the mountains of Ararat when the Global Flood receded. "And the ark rested in the seventh month, on the seventeenth day of the month , upon the mountains of Ararat."
There is huge differences of opinion between theologians, historians and academics who devoted their lives to study the events of the worldwide Flood in Noah's day. Not all believe that the flood was of global extent. Even more division of thought exists with respect to the ark's final resting place. Evidence of the flood has also been found by geologists and other experts delving into the mysteries of the past.
The Flood according to Scripture was in Noah's day around 2356 BC. And in the centuries since the Book of Genesis was written, ark hunting has become a mini-industry.
Even though the Bible provides scant information about the ark's ultimate resting place, other than to mention that the huge wooden craft finally settled on the mountains of Ararat. The mountains of Ararat are actually two mountains, Great Ararat and Little Ararat which are joined by a rocky saddle which most ark hunters believe Noah's voyage came to an end. These mountains are now controlled by Turkey. And in recent years the Turkish government has been reluctant to permit outside explorers there.
The 'Lost Ship of Noah', a fascinating book written by famous linguist, Charles Berlitz and published in 1987, deals with an expedition by the Russian Imperial Air force in 1916. The Russians dispatched 150 men to check out a huge object closely resembling a ship high up on the southeastern slope. The object was about the length of an average city block. The ship was frozen under 50 feet of ice, where it had been perfectly preserved for millenniums. about once every 20 to 30 years, usually high temperatures caused much of the snow and ice, to melt, revealing the ship's remains.
I believe God does not want us to find the ark because He knows we would make it a shrine and worship it. Exodus 20:3 says, "Thou shalt have no other gods before me." God has let us have glimpses of it. But where it is at which is in a glacier, the winds at this high elevation travel at 150 miles an hour and whip snow and ice through the air like deadly missiles. Boulders and avalanches of snow and rocks are a constant threat along with wild animals and bandits that have been known to attack unwary travelers. These deterrents have kept expeditions from finding it.
By faith, I believe there was an ark built by Noah and his three sons by God's instruction that was used to keep Noah and his family safe along with animals that God brought to the ark. The ark did not need rudders, sails or any other type of steering device. The ark was made only to float until it came to its final resting place "upon the mountains of Ararat".
God used Noah's Ark as the "ark of safety" from the global flood that covered the whole earth. The Lord Jesus Christ is now the "Ark of safety" that can save you today (2 Corinthians 6:2) if not saved. He will keep you safe through the storms of life and safely take you to Heaven when you die! Trust Him today! You will never regret it. Amen!
"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life" (John 3:16)(King James Version).