RE-create Jerusalem

An amazing example of inspiration that has turned into a reality is shown in the video below. An authentic re-creation of the ancient city of Jerusalem has been constructed by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for filming dozens of vignettes
portraying the life of Jesus Christ as recorded in the New Testament.

It took 2 ½ years of meticulous research and architectural design to replicate the look of ancient Jerusalem, according to John Uibel, production designer of the Jerusalem
set. The white limestone of Jerusalem was carefully replicated  and the meaning and authenticity of each building was studied prior to construction.

The three-acre film set is located near the rural community of Goshen, Utah. It has taken 75 craftsmen and artisans, working consistently through adverse weather conditions for the last 9 months, to complete the project. The future film vignettes will be utilized in various ways in the Church’s educational system and Visitor’s Centers among other things. The Church’s press release states that the purpose of this project and filming is to “help all people better understand and appreciate the life of Jesus Christ.”

I am so impressed at the passion and dedication to take 2 ½ YEARS to prepare for a project, and to be careful and meticulous in every aspect of the construction. Go to the press release at and look at the slide show. I noticed that an ancient dovetail-type joint was replicated in some beams that will probably never show
in a film, but it is there because it is authentic. Really amazing.


About AndreaSings

Jazz singer. Mom. Designer. Non-cook who loves cheesecake and chocolate truffles. Avid Reader, Writer...Love speaking in public. Lives with husband and shiny black Great Dane. Missing my kids.
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