Modern day Fara
or Tall Fa'rah
. An ancient city with habitation going back to the late prehistoric
period. Celebrated in Sumerian
legend as the home of Ziusudra
, and in The Epic of Gilgamesh
as the home of Utnapishtim
. In both stories, the sole human survivor of the great flood
(well actually, his wife also survived with him; but he was the major character in the story).
It is located in what is modern day Iraq.