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A very British problem of a leaky church roof could be about to give the world the chance to glimpse the legendary Ark of the Covenant.
That's because the claimed home of the iconic relic - a small chapel in Ethiopia - has sprung a leak and so the Ark could now be on the move.
The Ark - which The Bible says holds God's Ten Commandments given to Moses on Mount Sinai - is said to have been kept in Aksum, in the Chapel of the Tablet, adjacent to St Mary of Zion Church, since the 1960s.
But now the chapel - which was designed by the Ethiopian leader Emperor Hailie Selassie - has had to be covered in a tarpaulin to stop rain getting in.
The water damage could mean the Ark will be moved for the first time in decades giving religious worshippers and adventurers alike a chance to see it.
Originally posted by BlackPoison94
Surely the material it's made out of would have contracted and cooled...causing it to break over the thousands of years...unless it's been replaced? Hmm...interesting, any thoughts out there?
Originally posted by Alethea
Boy Howdy! Some of you folks will just believe anything!
There is a scripture that states the ark will never be found again. I will see if I can find it for you.
Look people....wood only lasts so long. It gets termites, y'know.
Besides, there is a New Covenant. And the real ark of the covenant is the Holy Graal "bloodline". And I suspect that they will be revealed soon.
Some very interesting info about ark of covenant and how it was designed and it's use, see: