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12/12/2017 3:59:02 PM

UK man spends 30 years creating a model of Herod's Temple

 

 

 

Now, here's a model of biblical proportions. A 78-year old retired farmer, named Alec Garrard, has dedicated a massive 33,000 hours to constructing a model of Herod's ancient temple. The model measures a whopping 20ft by 12ft - and it is still not finished. Garrard has hand-baked and painted every clay brick and tile and even sculpted 4,000 tiny human figures to populate the courtyards.

 

 

 

Garrard, from Norfolk, spent more than three years researching the temple, which was destroyed by the Romans 2,000 years ago and deemed to be one of the most remarkable buildings of ancient times. Well, 30 years of a human life, it's really worth especially when he dies, he leaves something to the world to remember him. Check out the rest of his excellent work!

 

 

Visitors come from all over the world to see the model and Mr Garrard provides binoculars so they can see all the details

 

 

In its heyday the temple complex covered 36 acres - four times the area of Windsor Castle

 

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