Ohio History Journal

100 Ohio Arch

100        Ohio Arch. and Hist. Society Publications.




The construction and voyage of Noah's Ark is not exactly material

pertinent to Ohio history or archaeology; but as a matter of universal

curiosity we herewith republish from very recent popular press items the


M. V. Millard, archaeologist and distinguished excavator along the

Nile, who was recently at Indianapolis, declared that he had discovered

the place where Noah built the ark. Millard for a year past was engaged

in excavations at various places on the Nile, especially at Gizeh, in the

neighborhood of the great pyramid of Cheops.

"I have discovered during the last three years," he said, "just where

Noah lived, where the ark was built, and that Noah built the great pyra-

mid of Khufu, known as the pyramid of Gizeh. Noah was the greatest

king this world has ever seen. He was the greatest of the Egyptian

Pharaohs, not excepting Rameses the Great.

"Noah was a millionaire. The biblical account of the flood gives no

clew as to where Noah lived or where his ship carpenters were at work

for 126 years constructing the ark. Noah was 600 years old when the

flood came. He must have been a millionaire, and a man of great

authority. He built the ark at his own expense. Such a boat in these

times would cost more than half a million dollars.

"Noah built the great pyramid during the earlier part of the fourth

Egyptian dynasty, and not more than 1,200 years after God had expelled

Adam and Eve from the garden of Eden."




King Christian of Denmark will, in the near future, have a chance

to experience the feelings of Noah during the flood.

A Danish engineer, M. Vogt, supplied with money by the large

Carlsberg fund, left by the late millionaire brewer, Jacobsen, has built

an exact copy of the ark in which Noah floated around until he stranded

on Mt. Ararat. The new ark was built according to the description con-

tained in the Old Testament and an ancient representation of the Biblical

vessel on an Apamean coin, dating back to 300 B. C., which is on exhibi-

tion in a museum at Stockholm.

M. Vogt's ark is, however, only one tenth the size of the one built

by Father Noah, but a number of Danish University professors and scien-

tists declare it to be a fine craft, which behaves spendidly in the open

sea, as they had an opportunity to see during a recent trip on the Oere-


King Christian has promised to make a trip in the unique vessel

during next month, and later the builder of the vessel may try to take it

across the Atlantic.