RUSSIA: Suspicion on the Mount

And the Ark rested in the seventh month, on the seventeenth day of the month, upon the mountains of Ararat. And the waters decreased continually . . .

On sober scientific grounds, many an archeologist is willing to concede the historical likelihood of the Flood, though its extent and location will long be argued.

Britain's tweedy Amateur Archeologist Egerton Sykes, onetime army intelligence officer, is willing to take the Bible's word at face value. For years he has longed to investigate Mt. Ararat, the 16,946-ft. peak which straddles Turkey and Persia at the border of Soviet Armenia. Recently he announced his...

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