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A model of biblical proportions: man spends 30 years creating model of Herod's Temple (Photos)
Telegraph (UK) ^ | 2/26/2009 | Photo Essay

Posted on 02/27/2009 3:46:48 PM PST by mojito

Now, here's a model of biblical proportions. A retired farmer has spent more than 30 years building an enormous scale model of Herod's temple - and it is still not finished

[Photos at link]

(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Miscellaneous; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: alecgarrard; godsgravesglyphs; herodstemple; holyland; model
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To: mojito

Impressive. It was obviously a labor of love.


41 posted on 03/01/2009 8:15:49 AM PST by Dustbunny (Remember - Amer-ican still ends in - ican.)
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To: mojito
This is one cool post. Great pictures too, although I have to take issue with the caption on the last one -

The Temple was probably located on the site of what today is the Dome of the Rock

Utter ridiculousness, using the word probably. To write the caption as such puts the author on the same level as silly revisionist Islamics who think that they can just say it never existed, destroy archeological evidence and be taken seriously by people who aren't fed the Arabian version of 1984.

42 posted on 03/01/2009 1:57:21 PM PST by agrace
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I don’t know. A handful of people here make it sound like the man was crazy. The scope and attention to detail in the model are unusual, but I don’t see how it is crazy. Imagine if you took every moment most males spend on sports and focused it into building this model. Would it really seem so obsessive? Or the time that most females spend on their appearances or keeping up with “fashion”. Over the course of thirty years, it just doesn’t seem all that bad. Rather, it seems like a much more constructive way to spend one’s down time than is the norm.


43 posted on 03/03/2009 11:25:50 AM PST by Seņor Zorro ("The ability to speak does not make you intelligent"--Qui-Gon Jinn)
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To: mojito

bttt for biblical interest


44 posted on 03/06/2009 4:00:23 PM PST by Recovering_Democrat
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