Ancient History & Civilisation

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

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

The loss of the Ark of the Covenant is an historical mystery. To believers, the Ark was the vessel holding the stone tablets of the Ten Commandments. The bible contains hundreds of references to the Ark's power to level mountains, destroy armies & 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 thru archives in Europe & the Middle East, as well as braving the real-life dangers of a bloody civil war in Ethiopia, Hancock has succeeded where scores of others have failed. This intrepid journalist has tracked down the true story behind the legends--revealing where the Ark is today, how it got there & why it remains hidden.

Part fascinating scholarship, part entertaining adventure yarn, tying together some of the most intriguing tales of all time--from the Knights Templar & Prester John to Parsival & the Holy Grail--this book will appeal to anyone fascinated by the revelation of hidden truths.

Part I: Ethiopia, 1983: Legend

Chaper 1. Initiation: 1983

Chaper 2. Disenchantment

Part II: Europe, 1989: Holy Ark and Holy Grail

Chaper 3. The Grail Cipher

Chaper 4. A Map to Hidden Treasure

Chaper 5. White Knights, Dark Continent

Chaper 6. Resolving Doubts

Chaper 7. A Secret and Never-Ending Quest

Part III: Ethiopia, 1989–90: Labyrinth

Chaper 8. Into Ethiopia

Chaper 9. Sacred Lake

Chaper 10. Ghost in a Maze

Chaper 11. And David danced before the Ark …

Part IV: Egypt, 1989–90: A Monstrous Instrument

Chaper 12. Magic … or Method?

Chaper 13. Treasures of Darkness

Part V: Israel and Egypt, 1990: Where is the Glory?

Chaper 14. The Glory is departed from Israel

Chaper 15. Hidden History

Chaper 16. Door of the Southern Countries

Part VI: Ethiopia, 1990-91: The Waste Land

Chaper 17. Supping with Devils

Chaper 18. A Treasure Hard to Attain

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