Saturday, May 21, 2005

New Search for The Ark of the Covenant

Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark Screenshot
Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark Photo © 1981 Lucasfilm Ltd.

I'm not a biblical scholar or member of the Jewish community, but when stories like this surface, involving archaeology and my favorite film adventurer, I'll post them to share my interests with fellow readers.

According to this article on Arutz Sheva - Israel National News, famed archeologist Dr. Vendyl Jones has been blessed by an unnamed Kabbalist to uncover the Holy Ark of the Convenant.

Most of you are probably familiar with the Ark from the Lucasfilm movie, Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark, however, the film artifact is based on a supposedly real object as described in the Hebrew Bible. The Ark, a sacred container built at the command of Moses which contained the stone tablets of the Ten Commandments, has been rumored to rest at several different places during its history including a church in Ethiopia, Egypt, and even Ireland. Modern speculation even had the Ark operating as an ancient electrical capacitor.

The article comments on the possible finding of the sacred object:
Dr. Jones says the discovery of the lost ark will “flip the whole world right-side-up.”

“I just gotta drill a bore-hole into the chamber, drop a pin-camera in and there it is. And everything is gonna change, believe me. The Jewish people are gonna come back.”

Check out the article above for more on the real Dr. Jones and the new search for the Ark.

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