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Do These Amazing Churches House A Secret About The Location Of The Ark Of The Covenant?

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In the northern Ethiopian town of Lalibela one can find a number of churches that have been hewn out of the solid rock of the natural landscape. These chthonic churches were carved into their shape in the 12th century – though some theories suggest the initial work began several centuries earlier – at the behest of of the Emperor of Ethiopia, Saint Gebre Mesqel Lalibela, and their construction is said to mimic the layout of Jerusalem and the Holy Land in order to create a ‘New Jerusalem’. The churches are also said to take many features of Solomon’s Temple, including a ‘Holy of Holies’ where a replica of the Ark of the Covenant is kept. This Judaic connection is found across many aspects of Ethiopian culture, from a rejection of pork as a food and similarities between Ethiopian and Judaic words, through to a strong belief that the Ark of the Covenant is housed in a church in the city of Axum… (READ MORE)

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