Since the below was written, much more detail is now available from the group associated with ark-searcher Randall Price. They have put a detailed 33 page pdf report on the site of their organisation World of the Bible. This includes persuasive documentation, including photographic evidence, alleging previously fraudulent activity by the guide Parasut, who is the one implicated in these latest hoax allegations.

Price’s report indicates that they have now had testimony from a number of people, not just one, claiming to have worked on manufacturing the wooden structure that is the subject of the NAMI claim. The pictures below were taken by Price’s team, and the captions are from information supplied. We report all this without prejudice, and certainly not without sorrow. For anyone seeking to understand more details of this whole sorry chapter, the full report is not a light read, but is downloadable from Price’s site or directly via this link.

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