Israeli archaeologists searching for the Ark of the Covenant
A group of archaeologists from Israel and France, inspired by the movie about Indiana Jones, is seriously looking to find the Ark of the Covenant, known to all Israelis.
Despite numerous attempts, no one has ever been able to find this wooden gilded chest of acacia wood, which is supposed to house the stone tablets of the Ten Commandments.
A new series of excavations will begin in August this year in the village of Abu Ghosh, 10 kilometers from Jerusalem. According to Professor Finkelstein of Tel Aviv University, this place is important for several reasons.
"This is a large central site that has not been explored yet," the professor said. "Also, according to the Book of Samuel, the ark was kept in Kiryat Jeharim for several decades."
According to the assumptions of scholars, in addition to Kiryat-jearim, the Ark of the Covenant may also be in the area of Mount Nebo. According to ancient biblical texts, the prophet Jeremiah buried his tablets in a cave. Mount Nebo is considered to be the place where Moses saw the Promised Land.