Noahs (or Noah’s) Ark is a story located in the Bible. The ancient Hebrew tale is believed to be based on the even more ancient Sumerian epic Gilgamesh. This story of a flood takes place in modern-day Iraq. Truth or fiction, an ark made of wood is very unlikely to have survived the thousands of years which have passed since the story was first written down. Popular modern stories of a discovered ark have turned out to be hoaxes.