Sign and the Seal: The Quest for the Lost Ark of the Covenant

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Simon and Schuster, Jul 2, 1993 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 600 pages
The fact of the Lost Ark of the Covenant is one of the grant historical mysteries of all time. To believers, the Ark is the legendary vesel holding the stone tablets of the Ten Commandments. The Bible contains hundreds of references to the Ark's power to level mountains, destroy armies, and lay waste to cities. The Ark itself, however, mysteriously disappears from recorded history sometime after the building of the Temple of Solomon.
After ten years of searching through the dusty archives of Europe and the Middle East, as well as braving the real-life dangers of a bloody civil war in Ethiopia, Graham Hancock has succeeded where scores of others have failed. This intrepid journalist has tracked down the true story behind the myths and legends -- revealing where the Ark is today, how it got there, and why it remains hidden.
Part fascinating scholarship and part entertaining adventure yarn, tying together some of the most intriguing tales of all time -- from the Knights Templar and Prester John to Parsival and the Holy Grail -- this book will appeal to anyone fascinated by the revelation of hidden truths, the discovery of secret mysteries.
 

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User Review  - Bryan Kahlen - Christianbook.com

I have always considered the Ark of the Covenant one of the most awe-inspiring relics in the Old Testament, so naturally this book caught my attention when I came across it. However, as I read through ... Read full review

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A ingenious theory tracing the arks history.this is a very cerebral and trippy read that I could not put down. For I once laughed and was insulted at ethiopas crazy claim to this relic. Grahams theory makes complete common sense

Contents

Disenchantment
23
The Grail Cipher
43
A Map to Hidden Treasure
74
White Knights Dark Continent
89
Resolving Doubts
121
A Secret and NeverEnding Quest
152
Into Ethiopia
191
Sacred Lake
200
Treasures of Darkness
313
The Glory is departed from Israel
359
Hidden History
400
Door of the Southern Countries
431
Supping with Devils
467
A Treasure Hard to Attain
476
References
517
Index
589

Magic or Method?
273

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About the author (1993)

Graham Hancock was the East Africa correspondent for The Economist and is the author of several previous books on Africa and the Third World. He lives in Devonshire, England.

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