The Jewish historian Flavius Josephus who lived and wrote in the first century and who mentions Jesus a couple of times also had this to say:
“Now all the writers of barbarian histories make mention of this flood, and of this ark; among whom is Berosus the Chaldean. For when he is describing the circumstances of the flood, he goes on thus: “It is said there is still some part of this ship in Armenia, at the mountain of the Cordyaeans; and that some people carry off pieces of the bitumen, which they take away, and use chiefly as amulets for the averting of mischiefs.” Hieronymus the Egyptian also, who wrote the Phoenician Antiquities, and Mnaseas, and a great many more, make mention of the same.”
Josephus, Flavius. The Works of Josephus: Complete and Unabrided (Kindle Locations 1411-1414). www.DelmarvaPublications.com. Kindle Edition.