Models of Noah’s Ark


Noah’s Ark – from the minds and hands of model makers around the world.

From the Proceedings of the Athanasius Kircher Society who also has a link to a Dutchman who is building an Ark.

Dutchman Johan Huibers is building a working replica of Noah’s Ark as a testament to his Christian faith.

The 47-year-old from Schagen, 45km (30 miles) north of Amsterdam, plans to set sail in September through the interior waters of the Netherlands.

Johan’s Ark is a fifth of the size of Noah’s and will carry farmyard animals.


  1. A fifth the size of Noah’s?
    A “true” testament of his faith?
    I don’t think God wants any pussies on his team. It’s all or nothing, Johan. WWJD, Johan. WWJD.

  2. An ark only one-fifth the size of Noah’s is just sixty cubits by ten cubits by six cubits. BFD.
    I’ve seen SUV’s that are almost that big.

    No, I [cynically] don’t think it’s faith in God that’s got him building this thing. I think its the lack of faith in Holland’s dike system, combined with a concern with rising sea levels, that’s got this guy motivated.

  3. Funny: they’re almost all daft boxes – but one guy has clearly decided that a ‘ship-like’ (doh!) shape would be better. So much for adherence to the dictated dimensions! One would almost think he didn’t trust the engineering knowledge of the Old Guys…

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