This came across my RSS Reader today from Biblical Archeology Review:
“Ark of the Covenant” to Be Revealed
July 05, 2009
The patriarch of the Orthodox Church of Ethiopia, Abuna Pauolos, has said that he will reveal to the public what he claims is the Ark of the Covenant, which he says has been hidden in his country for thousands of years. He says that plans to build a museum in Axum, Ethiopia in order to house the container of the Ten Commandments are underway.
Pauolos claims that the original Ark is kept in a particular church, while a replica was placed in every church throughout Ethiopia as means of protection. There are various theories regarding the fate and current location of the Ark—this Ethiopian tradition dates to the mid-7th century A.D.
Call me skeptical, but I’ll believe it when I see it. Although, if this is confirmed as legitimate, this will be one of the greatest archeological finds ever. Guess we’ll have to wait until Friday to find out.