The Ark Of The Covenant: The Ark Of The Covenant

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The ark of the covenant is one of the most sought after archaeological and religious artifacts of all time. The artifact is an ornate chest made of gold plated wood with two gold angels on the top of it. The ark supposedly contained the tablets that had the ten commandments written on it. No one is sure where the ark of the covenant is or if it is even real. Where is the Ark of the Covenant? Like any other important ancient artifact out there, there is theories and occasionally there is claims that someone knows the whereabouts of said artifact. One very prominent theory is that the Ark is located at a church in Axum, Ethiopia. To the Ethiopian Christians and some Jews, the resting place for the Ark is no mystery. According to the Ethiopian Royal Chronicles the ark left Jerusalem earlier than what people originally thought. Some people think that it left during the time of King Solomon and it was brought to Ethiopia by the hand of Menelik, the son of King Solomon and Queen Sheba. This theory and idea that the Ark of the Covenant is in Axum was made popular after the release of the book The Sign and the Seal: The Quest for the Lost Ark of the Covenant, by British journalist Graham Hancock. In the Quest for the Ark of the Covenant Stuart Munro Hay thinks that instead of the shrine in Axum holding the Ark of the Covenant it houses something else. He believes that the shrine contains a stone altar that was constructed long ago as a replica of Moses’s tablets. Munro-Hay’s theory

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