In less than two weeks, tourists can board a life-sized recreation of Noah’s Ark, an attraction advertised as the closest to the legendary ship of the Bible that modern civilization can build. The insides of the 90-plus-foot-tall ark will feature a unique perspective on what life might have been like aboard the vessel,

including a representation of Noah’s quarters and examples of the wildlife — dinosaurs! — that could have been saved from the flood described in the Book of Genesis. Dinosaurs died off about 65 million years ago, scientists say; the first human ancestors, long before the flood depicted in the Bible, appeared 5 million to 7 million years ago. READ MORE