Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Noah's Ark Replica

Man builds working replica of Noah's Ark (exact scale given in Bible) in Schagen ,Netherlands

The massive central door in the side of Noah's Ark was opened to the first crowd of curious townsfolk to behold the wonder. Of course, it's only a replica of the biblical Ark , built by Dutch creationist, Johan Huibers, as a testament to his faith in the literal truth of the Bible.


The ark is 150 cubits long, 30 cubits high and 20 cubits wide. That's two-thirds the length of a football field and as high as a three-story house.

Life-size models of giraffes, elephants, lions, crocodiles, zebras, bison and other animals greet visitors as they arrive in the main hold.
A contractor by trade, Huibers built the ark of cedar and pine. Biblical Scholars debate exactly what the wood used by Noah would have been. Visitors on the first day were stunned. 'It's past comprehension', said Mary Louise Starosciak, who happened to be bicycling by with her husband while on vacation when they saw the ark looming over the local landscape. There is enough space near the keel for a 50-seat film theater where kids can watch a video that tells the story of Noah and his ark. Huibers, a Christian man, said he hopes the project will renew interest in Christianity in the Netherlands , where church-going has fallen dramatically in the past 50 years.





8 comments:

teJan said...

wow! thanks for posting, so interesting information! hmmmm.. godbless!

Anonymous said...

It's a very nice creation... I love to be there one day.. hope so!

CheL said...

My husband send that article and decide to post it in here..Ur very much welcome..:)

CheL said...

Hi Cai yes it is really nice..Hope to see u there soon hehehe!

Analou and Bones said...

Hello Chel. The ark looks real. I am pretty sure that many people will like to visit the replica of the ark. The man who build it is very talented. How are you my friend? I hope nga okay lang mo diha. Au-au sa kanunay.

alf said...

i want to show this to my daughter. i started to read her about noah's ark.

i have an award for you. happy weekend.

Iloilo Onfoot said...

wow... Noah's Ark..
we have a replica here in the Philippines too which is called the Ark Avilon Zoo.
But I guess this one looks bigger and it reminds me of the movie "Evan Almighty" which is a bout a New Yorker who was told to build an Ark..

Cool Post!

merce78 said...

Hello chel!
mura mani ug sa evan almighty nga movie nako nakita uy...