I’ve seen a speculative date of 4900 BC (give or take a few centuries) for the purported building of the Ar(k) and the Great Flood. That seems as good an arbitrary date as any, I suppose.
So, the thing would have sat up there (or whatever) for approximately 7k years.
I assume by this you mean where it landed. As per the OP, this is known…and you are free to speculate where YOU think it came to rest.
Again, assume we know where it is today and can go and take a look…and speculate freely on where that might have been. For my part I think the current location (in a universe where such a thing was actually built) would be…scattered about in a million pieces of drift wood all down the mountain.
Up to you, but my guess is it would have been covered in ice and snow at some point.
This is my thought as well, except I think it would have rotted first, then been covered by ice and snow, then the action of the glacier would have been to tear the structure apart, crush it and fragment it…and then, whatever got spit out at the bottom would have rotted away.
I’m a bit weak on my bible these days (it’s been a few years since I’ve read it), but when the Ar(k) came to rest on Mt Ararat, did they describe the current glacier conditions? My memories is that the bible didn’t talk about how cold it was, or the ice and snow. Couple that with the fact that Noah built this big ass boat out of green wood (with holes drilled through them) lashed together with some kind of fibrous rope (which was how boats were built during this time period), and then taken it on a sea voyage of several months (full of wet straw, animal waste, rotting food stuffs, fresh water, etc etc), and I’d guess the Ar(k) would have been just about ready to give up the ghost by the time it made land fall. The structure was big…REALLY big. And it would have leaked. All boats leak of course, but this big motha would have leaked a LOT.
Then, assuming Ararat wasn’t the glacier we see today, the Ark would have spent some non-zero time in a less cold climate, water logged, full of animal shit and waste…and only lashed together by essentially ropes. I think the whole thing would have begun falling apart almost immediately. Then, once it was covered in snow and ice, whatever was left would have been ground down to almost nothing by the action of the glacier.
No…that much rain would kill everything on earth from the atmospheric pressure alone. However, I’m not asking people to disprove the Noah’s Ark story in THIS thread. If we go into every implausible aspect of this story then there are numerous side tracks we can go off on. The entire story is implausible!
What I am asking HERE is…setting aside all the other implausible stuff, and saying that a boat built to the dimensions of the Ark and using the technology of the day, and further assuming that this thing took a sea voyage (however the water got there), survived said voyage and landed on Mt Ararat around 7000 years ago, what, if anything, would be left today.