Noah’s Ark is the vessel in the Genesis flood narrative (Genesis chapters 6вЂ“9) by which God saves Noah, his family, and a remnant of all the world’s animals from the flood. God gives Noah detailed instructions for building the ark: it is to be of gopher wood, smeared inside and out with pitch, with three decks and internal compartments; it will be 300 cubits long (137.16 m, 450 ft), 50 wide (22.86 m, 75 ft), and 30 high (13.716 m, 45 ft); it will have a roof “finished to a cubit upward”; and an entrance on the side. The story goes on to describe the ark being afloat throughout the flood and subsequent receding of the waters before it came to rest on Mount Ararat. The story is repeated, with variations, in the Quran, where the ark appears as Safina Nuh. The Genesis flood narrative is similar to numerous other flood myths from a variety of cultures. The earliest known written flood myth is the Sumerian flood myth found in the Epic of Ziusudra. There is no scientific evidence supporting a global flood. Searches for Noah’s Ark, sometimes mockingly referred to as “arkeology” have been made from at least the time of Eusebius (c.275вЂ“339 AD) to the present day. Despite many expeditions, no scientific evidence of the ark has been found.