Ark of the Covenant

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(Judaism) sacred chest where the ancient Hebrews kept the two tablets containing the Ten Commandments


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14:14), but nothing is mentioned of the far more significant Ark of the Covenant.
One says the original Ark of the Covenant may have been destroyed when the Babylonians invaded Jerusalem in 586 BC, that several copies likely were made and that one was taken to Ethiopia by Prince Menelik, the son of Solomon and the Queen of Sheba.
THE SIGN AND THE SEAL Following obscure clues from ancient stories and Biblical tales, through the secretive workings of the Knights Templar, Hancock claims to have traced the Lost Ark of the Covenant from its source in ancient Egypt to its final resting place in Africa, in the ancient city of Axum.
Archaeologist Indiana Jones tries to prevent the Ark of the Covenant from falling into Nazi hands.
Archaeologist and adventurer Indiana Jones is hired by the US government to find the Ark of the Covenant before the Nazis.
Thus, what Hollywood desperately needs is not an Ark of the Covenant .
Gresh and Weinberg have written several books about popular film, and while their enthusiasm for these cinematic icons are unwavering, a great deal of objective information is presented about such subjects as the Thuggee cult, the Cross of Coronado, the Sankara Stones and of course the Ark of the Covenant.
Ethiopia is said to be the land of the fabled Queen of Sheba, home of the Ark of the Covenant, the birthplace of coffee, 'Lucy' - the world's oldest known almost complete hominid skeleton that is more than three million years old," said Tesfaye Desalegne Biwota, head, tourism marketing and promotion department of the Ethiopian Ministry of Culture and Tourism.
Mr Wilson claims he is also on the verge of revealing the whereabouts of the Ark of the Covenant, but refuses to be drawn on the details.
Ethiopia is the cradle of mankind, the birthplace of coffee, and the purported resting place of the Ark of the Covenant.
He attempts to unravel the threads of seven compelling mysteries, including the Garden of Eden, Noah's Ark, the Exodus, the Ark of the Covenant and the Ten Lost Tribes.
Well it's not quite the Ark of the Covenant, or even Pandora's Box, but the BBC had no idea what it was unleashing when it opened an innocent-looking unmarked tin in the archives - the earliest episode of cheap and cheerless soap Crossroads.
Its tale of an archaeologist action hero who battles Nazis - the personification of evil - while discovering the Ark of the Covenant captivated millions.
Like the quest for the Holy Grail--the cup from which Jesus is said to have sipped at the Last Supper--the search for the lost Ark of the Covenant has inspired scholars and adventurers since it vanished following the Babylonian conquest of Jerusalem in 587 BC.
But unlike his fictional alter ego, the "British Indiana Jones" claims he's discovered the genuine Ark of the Covenant -- or at least a direct descendant of the vessel constructed to hold the original tablets inscribed with the Ten Commandments.