Life-Size Replica of Noah’s Ark


Dutch artist Johan Huibers, inspired by Noah’s Ark from the Book of Genesis, built its modern day replica. He’s spent about $1.2 million on it.

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The idea came to him in 1992, when he had a dream about his native land submerged in a flood similar to the one in the Book of Genesis. He continued to think about it until he finally did something about it. And the result is a 130m long, 29m wide, 23m high ark that he completed in 2005.

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Weighing almost 3000 tons and built from Swedish pine reinforced with steel, it is quite hard to believe that ark might be seaworthy at all, but this modern-day Noah assures us it does indeed float.

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