There’s an elaborate nativity scene in Cathedral Square in Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania. It depicts everything from the baby Jesus to the three wise men and a collection of animals, including sheep and a camel. Researchers at Vilnius Gediminas Technical University (VGTU) have now rendered that scene in nanoscale proportions and nicknamed the project NanoJesus.
The team behind the nano-nativity says it’s the world’s smallest, and they’ve submitted it to Guinness World Records for certification. The scene is 10,000 times smaller than the real-world nativity it’s based on.The entire nativity could sit on a human eyelash, and the baby Jesus is smaller than a human cell. Pope Francis received one of the scenes on Friday as a gift from Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite.
Read more. And watch the video below to see how it was done.