After a dream about doomsday, Johan Huibers decided to build a replica of Noah’s ark to exact Biblical proportions.

“I dreamed that a part of Holland was flooded,” Huibers told NBC. “The next day, I get the idea to build an ark of Noah.”

The ship is 450 feet long, 75 feet wide and four stories high. Huibers is even stocking the vessel with pairs of animals, although some of them are replicas.

The Dutch builder has formally requested to moor the ship on the River Thames this summer to teach the millions of Olympic fans about Christianity.

Watch this video from NBC’s Today Show, broadcast June 22, 2011.

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