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Model maker and retired farmer Alex Garrard has spent over 33,000 hours bringing his scale model of Herod’s Temple to life. Meticulously researched, it accommodates over 4,000 figures and occupies over 200 square feet.

“Everything is made by hand. I cut plywood frames for the walls and buildings and all the clay bricks and tiles were baked in the oven then stuck together,” he says.

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