Nobody is better qualified to consider these points than Munro-Hay... The subject is fascinating...and the setting as exotic as could be asked for.This book is to be commended to anyone interested in Ethiopia, biblical history or the process of scholarly investigation. Philip Ziegler The Spectator Acting as something of a modern-day Indiana Jones...Munro-Hay offers a charming glimpse into the Ethiopian side of this story. Publishers Weekly Munro-Hay is to be congratulated in producing a well-disciplined piece of deeply researched scholarship. Sean A. Kingsley Minevera (The International Review of Ancient Art & Archaeology) Stuart Munro-Hay triumphantly unravels the strands of the legend of the Ark of the Covenant. This is a detective story, and provides an authentic and scholarly solution to a puzzle after a series of amateur sleuths have seriously muddied the waters. Patrick Gilkes, author of A Modern History of Ethiopia
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In the old crenellated church of Mary of Zion in Aksum, Ethiopia, an object is kept that emperors, patriarchs, and priests have assured the world is the most important religious relic of all time: the Ark of the Covenant. Are the legends true? Or is this story a monumental deception? In a triumph of historical detective work the acclaimed Ethiopia expert Stuart Munro-Hay traces the extraordinary legend of Ethiopia's Ark through ancient texts, local stories, from the Bible and from the writings of sixteenth and seventeenth century Jesuits up to modern times, before he reaches his conclusion. The Quest for the Ark of the Covenant settles the mystery of the Ark in Aksum once and for all.
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