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Robert Cornuke

Author of  Ark Fever

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Robert Cornuke's Bio:
Robert Cornuke, a former police investigator and SWAT team member, is a biblical investigator, international explorer, and best-selling author who has conducted and participated in numerous expeditions in search of verifiable historic sites and artifacts from biblical history. He has appeared on the CBS television special “Ancient Secrets of the Bible,” NBC’s Dateline, MSNBC, 700 Club, FOX Television Network, and Ripley’s Believe it or Not. Articles about Bob and his adventures have appeared in Newsweek, People, The New York Times, Vanity Fair, and Bible Review. Bob participated in a special assignment for network television, going into Afghanistan during U.S. bombing strikes and was invited by special request to speak to the White House staff in Washington DC. He holds a PhD. in Bible and Theology from Louisiana Baptist University and serves as special advisor for the National Council on Bible Curriculum in Public Schools. He is an adjunct professor at Louisiana Baptist University and lectures at Colorado Christian University. Bob is president of the Bible Archaeology Search and Exploration (BASE) Institute located in Colorado Springs, CO, where he lives with his wife and children.

The last century has seen the discovery of numerous artifacts of tremendous Biblical archeological significance: The Dead Sea Scrolls, Tel Hazor in Galilee, The Shroud of Turin, and many others that have bought ancient history to life in the modern age, and opened the door to spiritual rebirth worldwide.

As an international explorer and author, Bob Cornuke has followed the Exodus route of Moses; dived the Red Sea in search of Pharaoh's chariots; searched for the lost Ark of the Covenant in Israel and Ethiopia; traveled to Eastern Turkey on several expeditions with Apollo 15 astronaut James Irwin; researched and explored extensively in Iran; has searched underwater in Malta for the anchors from Paul's shipwreck (Acts 27); and has undertaken a number of other remarkable expeditions. Bob's research and amazing findings regarding Mt. Sinai have garnered worldwide acclaim by scholars and captured the interest of the media and general public. Now, Bob takes on his greatest adventure to-date.

After hundreds of books, dozens of expeditions, and decades of theological and archeological exploration, the debate over the existence and the possible whereabouts regarding the remains of Noah's Ark continues. Noted historians, scientists, and explorers have searched for clues, with the focus of their search centering on Mt. Ararat in Turkey; widely-believed, but never proven, to be the landing site of the Ark. But author-investigator Cornuke, founder of the Bible Archaeology, Search & Exploration (B.A.S.E.) Institute, has always been focused on the mountainous regions of Iran (Mt. Soleiman) as the likely landing place for he Ark. Cornuke, a respected author, lecturer, and frequent resource for Discovery & the History Channel, has dedicated himself to the quest for archaeological evidence and artifacts that validate the Bible.

For over two decades, Cornuke has used both his expedition experience and his background as a former CSI specialist, retracing the steps and accounts of Ed Davis, an army officer stationed in Iran in 1943. Davis, who passed a lie detector test, claims to have been taken to the Ark's resting place, and was able to offer both a detailed verbal account, and drawings of what he had seen. Relying on instincts honed from years in law enforcement, the fact that Biblical point toward the Ark's ultimate destinations being further east than traditionally thought, and the disappointing lack of progress in finding any evidence of boats that other alleged eyewitnesses claimed to see on Mount Ararat, which Cornuke has climbed several times, led him to believe that Davis' story was worth investigating.

Over two decades of research and reconnaissance in Turkey and Iran resulted in Bob Corunke completing an expedition this July that brings exciting and hopeful news. Cornuke and his team went back to Iran (Cornuke’s 4th expedition there) where they braved treacherous climbing conditions, and a hostile political environment, to uncover a wealth of evidence that carbon daters, geologists and spiritual archeologists say holds promise of being the true remains of Noah’s Ark.

Numerous photos, video footage, and samples were collected at the site, which Cornuke and a world-wide team of experts are studying. Evidence of petrified wood, which a renowned carbon dating facility places as being historically old enough, and photos and footage of what geological experts say appears to be a “hand-hewed” structure, give Biblical archeologists and other experts cause for optimism that Cornuke may finally have lifted the veil on a centuries-long quest for the greatest Bible legend ever chronicled.

As Cornuke compiles his team, and awaits the opportunity to once again face the unyielding dangers of man and nature to explore the myths and realities of the Bible, he has chronicled his journey to-date in a book called Ark Fever (Tyndale, October 2005). Ark Fever, details Cornuke’s quest to learn the truth about Noah's Ark, and the many risky experiences of climbing icy peaks, dodging bullets, evading capture, and facing the unyielding dangers of man and nature to explore the myths and realities of the Bible.

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