In connection with the story I posted yesterday about evidence being found for the Great Flood, here is a story on the replica that was the featured image of said post.
Huibers converted cubits to modern measurements to pull off the feat, reports the Associated Press, leading to an impressive wooden vessel that is 427 feet long, 95 feet wide and 75 feet high.
But just to be clear, the Dutchman, a Christian, is not expecting a flood of Biblical proportions anytime soon.
Instead, citing what The Bible predicts might be in store for Earth, Huibers says, “I want to make people question that so that they go looking for answers.” He also hopes people will ultimately find salvation through God and eternal life.
And while the ark is not currently occupied with multitudes of four-legged creatures – though there are reportedly some plastic and stuffed replicas of larger species onboard for atmosphere – there is a small petting zoo with ponies, dogs, sheep, rabbits and exotic birds aboard the ship, which is moored just south of Rotterdam, as well as a restaurant and movie theater that can seat 50.
See more photos inside the ark on CNN.com.
What I find most interesting, aside from the accomplishment itself, is that I found this story on People’s People Pets section. Go figure.
- Dutchman launches life-sized replica of Noah’s Ark (sfgate.com)
- Dutchman builds replica Noah’s ark (guardian.co.uk)
- Life-size replica of Noah’s Ark unveiled (bigpondnews.com)