The Sign and the Seal by Graham Hancock
The Quest for the Lost Ark of the Covenant

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The fact of the Lost Ark of the Covenant is one of the grant historical mysteries of all time. To believers, the Ark is the legendary vesel holding the stone tablets of the Ten Commandments. The Bible contains hundreds of references to the Ark's power to level mountains, destroy armies, and 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 through the dusty archives of Europe and the Middle East, as well as braving the real-life dangers of a bloody civil war in Ethiopia, Graham Hancock has succeeded where scores of others have failed. This intrepid journalist has tracked down the true story behind the myths and legends -- revealing where the Ark is today, how it got there, and why it remains hidden.

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

About Graham Hancock

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Graham Hancock: Graham Hancock is a bestselling author of non-fiction in the alternative history genre, perhaps best known forFingerprints of the Gods. He is the undisputed leader in the field and his books have proved to be consistent and substantial long-sellers. His two major British TV series (Quest for the Lost Civilisation, 1998, andFlooded Kingdoms of the Ice Age, 2002) put his ideas in front of audiences of millions, and his web site ( is recognized as a primary research source with over one million page views every month. Graham Hancock’s books have been translated into 27 languages and have sold more than five million copies worldwide. His most recent book isSupernatural: Meetings With The Ancient Teachers Of Mankind. Robert Bauval: Rogue Egyptologist Robert Bauval was born in Egypt in 1948. A construction engineer, his interest in Egyptology is long standing, having lived in Egypt and elsewhere in the Middle East for much of his life. In the 1980s he developed a line of study linking the pyramids and the so-called Pyramid Texts with astronomy and famously published the bestsellingThe Orion Mystery. His most recent book isThe Egypt Code
Published September 19, 2012 by Crown. 642 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Travel, Science & Math, History, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction, Religion & Spirituality, Education & Reference, Humor & Entertainment. Non-fiction

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According to an ancient tradition, the holy city of Axum in Ethiopia is the last resting place of the Ark of the Covenant, the golden chest in which Moses placed the stone tablets on which God had inscribed the Ten Commandments.

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