Thursday, May 15, 2008

Not Only in the Movies.

Since we are on the Religious track this week so far, let's look at something else of interest. OK raise your hands, who is anxiously awaiting the release of the new Indiana Jones movie?(ME!!). Do you remember the first one where he was in search of the ARK of the Covenant? Well check out this story.

German Archaeologist on Trail of Ark of the Covenant
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
By Roger Boyes

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BERLIN — It is only a breathless Hollywood script: treasure-hunter Indiana Jones races with German archaeologists to track down the fabled Ark of the Covenant, the chest that held the stone tablets on which the Ten Commandments were etched.

Now German researchers claim to have found the remains of the palace of the Queen of Sheba — and an altar that may have held the Ark.

The location of the Ark, indeed its existence, has been a source of controversy for centuries.

Many archaeologists believe that their profession should not be in the
business of myth-chasing. Even if the Ark were found, it would be impossible to establish scientifically whether it was the original receptacle for the Ten Commandments.

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