The Ark of the Covenant is a mythical artefact from the ancient world

By , 18/05/2019 14:44

Myths and legends from ancient times Mythical: The Visit of the Queen of Sheba to King Solomon, painted in 1890, is in the Art Gallery of NSW collection.
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Joshua passing the River Jordan with the Ark of the Covenant by Benjamin West, 1800.

Indiana Jones with the Ark of the Covenant in Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981).

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In Raiders of the Lost Ark, Indiana Jones races against theNazis to find another mythical object from the ancientworld – the Ark of the Covenant.

In the film, the Nazis believed that if they acquired the ark, their armies wouldbecome invincible.

The Ark of the Covenant is one subject to be examinedin Newcastle on Monday at alecturetitled, Abyssinia – 3000 Years of Ethiopian Art and History.

Some believe the ark made its way to Ethiopia.

Ancient Hebrews were saidto have built the ark about3000 years agoto store the stone tablets on which the Ten Commandments were written.

TheBook of Exodus described the ark as being a gold-covered wooden chest.

The Ethiopian church claims to possess the original ark, which it keeps under guard.

Christopher Bradley will give Monday’s lecture at the Hunter School of the Performing Arts at 6.30pm.

Hespecialises in the history and art of the Islamic world. He’s a writer and photographer, who has published a dozen travel guidebooks about the Middle East and North Africa.

He’ll also talk about thestriking images in the Kebra Nagast, aholy book,whichdescribeshow the ark supposedly came to Ethiopia.

It also chronicles a fabled biblical meeting betweenthe Ethiopian Queen of Sheba and the Jewish King Solomon.

The event will be run by the Newcastle branch of the n Decorative & Fine Arts Societies.For bookings, email [email protected]苏州模特佳丽招聘.au or phone 0455-333-021.

Man V Tank’s strongest man,Gosford’sEddie Williams, will attempt to pull an 8-tonne army tank in Melbourne on Saturday.

Gosford strongman Eddie Williams.

Eddie, the reigning champion of ‘sannualstrongmancontest,will be up against a dozen of the world’s strongest men.

A Guinness world record will be on the line for the fastest time to pull a tank over 10 metres.

Alexander de Giorgio, a World of Tanks director, said the event would show “the true power of man versus tank”.

The event,part ofArnold ProStrongman, will be held ata festival founded by –you guessed it – Arnold Schwarzenegger.

“We have hadtruck-pull events in the past, but this is the first ever tank-pull event, so it will certainly be one to watch,” said Tony Doherty, the festival organiser and Arnold’sbusiness partner.

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