Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Man spends 30 years building model of Herod's Temple

Brick by brick, tiny figure by tiny figure, Alec Garrard has painstakingly worked for 30 years on an astonishing recreation of Herod's Temple.

But despite spending all that time and effort the retired farmer believes he won't finish it in his lifetime as he keeps finding things to add to it.

In contrast, legend has it that the original construction of the entire complex lasted only three years, although historians believe it took far longer.

It was his fascination for religion and buildings which first started Alec on the Biblical project which now measures 20ft by 12ft and is housed in a seperate building in his garden.

His version is so impressive that some of the world's top archaeologists and experts from the British Museum have come to view it.

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1 comment:

  1. Thank you, Cheryl.

    His creation is exquisite. As a crafter, I know how hard it is to create little things but 1/2 inch people. Goodness!

    I'd like to have a word with his wife though - she always knows where her husband is since he's out in the back yard and he spends all his time creating instead of out drink with the guys or at sporting events... and she wishes he did something else? She doesn't know what a treasure she has!