Where Noah's Ark may have landed on Alvand


The ​upper left of this image shows one of the popular summits of Alvand. This is where most people and tourists climb. The upper third of the climb is considered holy. This is where a summer religious event takes place; purported location of Shem's Tomb; alter for sacrificing; and the famous sitting lion-shaped summit peak. Where you see the blue anchor icon just above Shem's Tomb is my current best guess where Noah's Ark landed.

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Alvand High Settlements


​When looking around the summit area of Alvand via Google Earth (for interesting objects), I noticed what looked like stone settlements with fences to keep goats or similar animals. This is not unusual for Alvand, where semi-nomatic shepherds still bring their flocks to the mountain in the summer to graze. What peaked my interest about these sites was the high elevation, not far below the summit. Hopefully, these sites will get checked out to see how old they are. I am trying to find out if it is "normal" for these type of camps to be so high on the mountain.


​If Noah's Ark did land on the summit of Alvand, we would expect to see stone fences to keep many of the animals. Time will tell if we are just seeing typical shepherd camps very high on the mountain or Noah and his sons first settlements after the Flood.

The image left is a closer view of the two more prominent high camps on Alvand. Hopefully, some Iranian archaeologists will investigate these sites, even if just to prove my assumptions wrong.

Note the image to the left and the red oval and blue rectangle.


The red marked area is the location of the high camps mentioned above, while the blue area is "normally" where the shepherd camps are located.


There are other lower camps around the mountain, especially the south side.


The blue triangle marked Alvand is the main summit and location Noah's Ark "may" have landed... caught between two summit rock outcroppings.

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