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Author Hancock, Graham.

Title The sign and the seal : the quest for the lost Ark of the Covenant / Graham Hancock.

Imprint New York : Crown, 1992.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  916.3047 H191s    ---  Available
 Axe Kansas Collection  916.3047 H191s c.2  ---  Lib Use Only
Edition 1st American ed.
Description viii, 600 p., [32] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [517-288) and index.
Contents I. Legend. 1. Initiation. 2. Disenchantment -- II. Holy Ark and Holy Grail. 3. The Grail Cipher. 4. A Map to Hidden Treasure. 5. White Knights, Dark Continent. 6. Resolving Doubts. 7. A Secret and Never-Ending Quest -- III. Labyrinth. 8. Into Ethiopia. 9. Sacred Lake. 10. Ghost in a Maze. 11. And David danced before the Ark ... -- IV. A Monstrous Instrument. 12. Magic ... or Method? 13. Treasures of Darkness -- V. Where is the Glory? 14. The Glory is departed from Israel. 15. Hidden History. 16. Door of the Southern Countries -- VI. The Waste Land. 17. Supping with Devils. 18. A Treasure Hard to Attain.
Summary This major work of historical detection and true adventure reveals how Graham Hancock located the Ark of the Covenant after a search that began in 1983. Acting on the traditional beliefs of millions of Ethiopian Christians and Jews that the Ark was somewhere in their country, Hancock embarked on a quest that would take him through archives in Europe, and to remote corners of the Third World as well as Israel and Egypt. In the course of his investigation he discovered vital connections between this awesomely powerful sacred object and the Knights Templar, the legends of the Holy Grail, Parsifal, and the saga of the Falasha Jews in Ethiopia. The Bible, in more than two hundred detailed references, describes the Ark of the Covenant and delineates its whereabouts up until the time of Solomon (970-931 B.C.). After that it vanishes from the Bible and from the temple built by Solomon to house the Ark. In this engrossing book Hancock reveals what the Ark was and explores its frightening and real power. Readers will be taken step-by-step through the research and travel that led Hancock ultimately to the ancient sanctuary in Ethiopia where the Ark rests today.
Subject Ark of the Covenant -- Miscellanea.
Ethiopia -- Description and travel.
Hancock, Graham -- Travel -- Ethiopia.
ISBN 0517578131

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