Wednesday, July 22, 2009


What we're looking at here is a 1:1000 scale model that happens to be possibly the most accurate model of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem in existence - all the work of a retired property-developer named Alec Garrard, who has been working on it for nearly 30 years.

The 1,800-square foot project is located in a one-street village named Needham in eastern England. The model Temple in the English countryside town is built of thousands of tiny clay bricks and tiles, all of which Garrard fashioned, baked, and painted manually.

For historically accurate sources Garrard consulted Josephus, the Mishna, and more. Garrard began building his Holy Temple for his own pleasure, and “didn’t realize the great interest it would attract.”

Source: Arutz Sheva, Israel National News

1 comment:

  1. Wow. I can't imagine spending that much time on one project. I am really amazed that he hand made the clay bricks. Wow.