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The Ark of Noah, most commonly known as Noah's Ark, was a large vessel constructed by Noah in order to protect his family and the animals of the Earth from a soon-coming Great Flood, which was foretold to him by God. God, seeing Noah as righteous man, forewarned him that he would destroy the Earth by means of a global flood, and gave him instructions for building the Ark to protect his family and designated animals.

Noah's ark landed in the mountains of Ararat. Along with two of each kind of "unclean" animal Noah brought seven others of each type of animal of "clean" animals for food and sacrificial purposes.