Retired Farmer Spends 30 Years Creating a Model of Herod’s Temple

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Model of Herod's Temple by Alec Garrard

Alec Garrard, a retired farmer from Norfolk England, spent 30 years of his life building an enormous scale model of a King Herod’s Temple. He dedicated a massive 33,000 hours constructing this ancient temple which measures a whopping 20ft by 12ft.

“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”

Model of Herod's Temple by Alec Garrard

Model of Herod's Temple by Alec Garrard

Model of Herod's Temple by Alec Garrard

Model of Herod's Temple by Alec Garrard

Model of Herod's Temple by Alec Garrard

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

“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”.

Model of Herod's Temple by Alec Garrard

Model of Herod's Temple by Alec Garrard

Model of Herod's Temple by Alec Garrard

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

(via: Telegraph | Photos: Geoff Robinson Photography)

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