Re: [asa] FW: Noah's Ark Replica

From: Randy Isaac <>
Date: Wed Oct 08 2008 - 17:02:35 EDT

Seems that Newsblaze has picked up
an old story from April 2007:
In any case, he's too short by a factor of 2 and should be higher by 2/3 and
50% wider. Why not do it right?

----- Original Message -----
From: "Christine Smith" <>
To: <>
Sent: Wednesday, October 08, 2008 3:06 PM
Subject: [asa] FW: Noah's Ark Replica

> FYI--Thought this might be of interest to everyone; alas, I can't foward
> the pictures, but they were pretty impressive looking.
> In Christ,
> Christine
> Working Replica of Noah's Ark
> Opens In SCHAGEN, Netherlands
> Embedded image moved to file: pic04060.jpg)
> The massive central door in the side of Noah's Ark was thrown open
> Saturday for the first crowd of curious Pilgrims and townsfolk to behold
> the wonder.
> (Embedded image moved to file: pic23502.jpg)
> Of course, it's only a replica of the biblical Ark , built by Dutch
> Creationist Johan Huibers as a testament to his faith in the literal truth
> of the Bible.
> (Embedded image moved to file: pic01207.jpg)
> (Embedded image moved to file: pic08549.jpg)
> (Embedded image moved to file: pic05983.jpg)
> The ark is 150 cubits long, 30 cubits high and 20 cubits wide. That's
> two-thirds the length of a football field and as high as a three-story
> house. Life-size models of giraffes, elephants, lions, crocodiles, zebras,
> bison and other animals greet visitors as they arrive in the main hold. A
> contractor by trade, Huibers built the ark of cedar and pine -Biblical
> Scholars debate exactly what the wood used by Noah would have been.
> Huibers did the work mostly with his own hands, using modern tools and
> with occasional help from his son Roy. Construction began in May 2005. On
> the uncovered top deck - not quite ready in time for the opening - will
> come a petting zoo, with baby lambs and chickens, and goats, and one
> camel. Visitors on the first day were stunned.'It's past comprehension, '
> said Mary Louise Starosciak, who happened to be bicycling by with her
> husband while on vacation when
> they saw The ark looming over the local landscape.
> 'I knew the story of Noah, but I had no idea the boat would have been so
> big.' There is enough space near the keel for a 50-seat film theater where
> kids can watch a video that tells the story of Noah and his ark.
> (Embedded image moved to file: pic03689.jpg)
> (Embedded image moved to file: pic13664.jpg)
> (Embedded image moved to file: pic27766.jpg)
> Huibers said he hopes the project will renew interest in Christianity in
> the Netherlands , where church going has fallen dramatically in the past
> 50 years.
> To unsubscribe, send a message to with
> "unsubscribe asa" (no quotes) as the body of the message.

To unsubscribe, send a message to with
"unsubscribe asa" (no quotes) as the body of the message.
Received on Wed Oct 8 17:03:20 2008

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.1.8 : Wed Oct 08 2008 - 17:03:20 EDT