Noah's Ark is the symbol of humanity’s salvation and rebirth.
According to the Bible, God instructed Noah to build an ark in order to save the human life from the flood. The ark where Noah took cover with his family, paired animals and birds landed on the Mount Ararat, from where humanity and the animal world have resettled on the earth.
For centuries, attempts were made to See Noah's Ark on the Mount Ararat. Jacob of Nisibis, a 4th century cleric canonized by Armenian Apostolic Holy Church, was the first person in the history noted for heading for the Mount Ararat with the purpose of discrediting his contemporaries' doubts.
According to the church tradition, Saint Jacob received a fragment of Noah's Ark from the God's angel on a slope of the Mount Ararat.