A carpenter has spent three years and over one million pounds building a full size replica of Noah's Ark.
Johan Huibers undertook the mammoth project based on a dream he had 20 years ago in which he witnessed the Netherlands being flooded like in the Book of Genesis. In 2004 he built a much smaller version of the ark and sailed it along canals, this time however he's gone the whole hog and constructed a full-size ark based on measurements from the Bible.
Nicknamed "Johan's Ark", the 450ft long wooden boat weighs 3,000 tons and can carry 1,500 people. Huibers is hoping to sail his ark up the Thames as part of the celebrations surrounding the London Olympic Games.
"According to MSNBC, the carpenter had been obsessed with bringing the story of the ark to life ever since, and in 2004 had built a half-scale version and floated it along the country's canals."
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