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Farmer Alec Garrard Builds Model of Herods Temple

A friend sent this to me in an email and I thought that this was too incredible not to share here… God bless you and your wife Alec!

Now, here’s a model of biblical proportions. Read on…

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A retired farmer has spent more than 30 years building an enormous scale model of Herod’s temple…

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– and it is still not finished…

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Alec Garrard, 78, has dedicated a massive 33,000 hours to constructing the ancient temple, which measures a whopping 20ft by 12ft…

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The pensioner has hand-baked and painted every clay brick and tile and even sculpted 4,000 tiny human figures to populate the courtyards…

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But Mr Garrard, who started the epic project in his 40s, says his masterpiece will not be finished in his lifetime…

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“I have an interest in buildings and religion so I thought maybe I could combine the two and I came up with the idea of doing the temple”

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“I’d seen one or two examples of it in Biblical exhibitions, but I thought they were rubbish and I knew I could do better”

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“I have also sculpted and painted 4,000 figures, measuring just half an inch and all wearing their correct costumes”

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“Each one takes about three hours to make and there are 32 versions of Jesus, although no one can ever spot him no matter how religious they are” …

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

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“I personally know all the top archaeologists from Jerusalem and I’ve had experts from the British Museum visit,” he says,

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But he chases the money-changers out of the temple:

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“I’ve had a lot of offers from people to buy it, but it’s not for sale”

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He says his wife Kathleen thinks he is mad…

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He adds: “She wishes she’d married a normal person” …

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Mr 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…

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He then started to construct the amazing 1:100 scale model, which is now housed in a huge building in his back garden…

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“Everything is made by hand. I cut plywood frames for the walls and buildings and all the clay bricks and tiles were baked in the oven then stuck together,” he says,

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Built in 19BC by King Herod the Great, the temple was flattened in AD70, just six years after completion…

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

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The Temple was probably located on the site of what today is the Dome of the Rock!

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