HEBRON: Tucked away in a nondescript office park in northern Kentucky, Noah's followers are rebuilding his ark. "The message here is, God's word is true," said Mike Zovath, project manager of the ark. The ark will be the centerpiece of a proposed $155 million religious theme park, called the Ark Encounter, and will include other biblical icons like the Tower of Babel and an old world-style village. Noah's Ark is about to be rebuilt--at a religious theme park in Hebron, Ky.
The ark, which Biblical scholars say was 500 feet long and 80 feet high, will be the centerpiece of a $155 million Ark Encounter theme park built by Christian ministry Answers in Genesis.
"It's really not about creation-evolution, it's about the authority of the Bible starting with the ark account in Genesis."
Zovath said the ark will feature authentic details like straight-sawed lumber, wooden pegs and both live and animatronic animals--anywhere from 2,000 to 4,000.
As far as christian mythology goes, perhaps the most prominent of stories is that of Noah's ark. Sources say the ark is being built on over 800 acres of farmland, which is hopefully privately owned. Christian followers are pooling together to work on this modern-day ark in the event of a world disaster. Now before you imagine this biblical structure carrying two of each animal on Earth, take into consideration that the ark of the bible was approximately 80 feet tall and only 500 feet long.