GOSHEN — The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is building a replica of ancient Jerusalem.
Church officials say the site will serve as a film set depicting ancient Israel for an upcoming project.
Executive Producer John Uibel, of the LDS Church’s New Jerusalem project, says the set spans the size of two football fields on church-owned property in Goshen.
Rehearsals with animal actors like donkeys, goats, camels and horses have already begun.
Uibel says the film is expected to tell approximately 35 accounts from the New Testament to be used in future church productions.
Filming is expected to wrap up in mid-October.
The set is closed to the public.