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Netherlands opens doors to life-size Ark

Published: Thursday, July 2 2015 4:38 a.m. MDT

Our take: After four years of construction, a life-size replica of Noah's Ark, as described in the Bible, has been opened to the public. Built in the Netherland's by a Dutch millionaire, the Ark was constructed based on the measurements listed in the Bible. The Ark is so realistic that Johan Huibers, the man responsible for its building, has had to turn down requests for space on the Ark in the event of an apocalypse. Huibers says the Ark was made to direct people toward the Bible.

A life-sized replica of Noah's Ark is now open to the public in the Netherlands.

Dutch millionaire Johan Huibers constructed the ark, following the measurements recorded in the Bible. It is complete with animals (plastic).

The ark took four years to build and though Huibers had planned to sail it to the London Olympics, which opened last week, he wasn't able to make it after being asked to clear everything with the fire department first, according to Sky News.

Huibers had built a smaller version of the biblical ark in 2007. That first ark drew hundreds of thousands of visitors.

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