"That in its self means it would have had to survive the flood and Babylon....just does not make sense."
Just as a point of order as to this, there is zero evidence of any global flood in the last 10,000 years. The last comparable thing to a global flood would be the last Snowball Earth, which I believe dates about 600-700 million years ago (and then the water was ice).
To the extent someone posits a global flood as a factual occurrence, they must also account for the lack of physical evidence that would be expected to be seen.
That does not mean localized "great" floods did not occur. But let's not posit a worldwide flood for which evidence has constantly been sought without any verifiable success to which I am aware.