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Man Spends Years Building Life-Size Replica of Noah’s Ark

We’ve seen some pretty impressive things built over the years here at BuzzNick. We’ve done stories on people building their own houses. We’ve had guys who have built their own custom super cars from scratch. We’ve even had someone build their very own hover bike! In all my time here though, this build may be on the biggest scale to date. A man in The Netherlands had a dream a few years ago that he was meant to create a new Noah’s Ark from the Bible. So he spent the next few years making it happen. The ark is now finished, and these images show just how massive it is!

This is the ark replica. It was created as close to the specifications in the Bible as possible. The exact measurements are 410 feet long, 95 feet wide and it weighs in at 2,500 tons. This thing is massive!

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This is the man who had the dream that inspired this project, Johan Huibers. The ark was constructed at a cost of $1.6 million. It has since drawn hundreds of thousands of visitors as an attraction.

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The ark has 5 levels, with some having 75 foot tall chambers.

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There is even a media area for visitors to learn more about the ark.

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The ark even has its own restaurant.

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In keeping with the biblical theme, there are carvings of animals in two by two formation throughout the rooms of the ark.

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Animal carvings include elephants.

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And alligators.

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They are also hoping to set up “Ark of Hope Centers” around the world that would provide social, educational and practical support for the people in the area.

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The Ark of Noah Foundation’s director, Herald, said that the centers would “will teach water use, social and environmental responsibilities as well as help with substance abuse issues, workforce skills, and much more.”

Man Spends Years Building Life-Size Replica of Noah's Ark
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Man Spends Years Building Life-Size Replica of Noah's Ark
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Johan plans to sail this thing half way across the world.

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More info: Arc of Noah

This thing is absolutely incredible. The fact that someone took it upon themselves to build this is astonishing vessel is really amazing. It doesn’t take away from the planning and care that was needed to create something this large that would actually float.