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Synopsis: The Sign and the Seal Part adventure story, part historical detective work, this work is a quest into the real nature, and whereabouts today, of the "lost" Ark of the Covenant. As a chance by-product of some years of detailed research, the author has uncovered a secret tradition of quest for this sacred object. Full description
Product Description: An archaeologist tells of his quest to find the Ark of the Covenant, how he traced it to a remote corner of war-torn Ethiopia, and the significance of the Ark and its mysterious disappearance. 35,000 first printing. $35,000 ad/promo. Tour.
Title: The Sign and the Seal : a quest for the lost...
Publisher: Doubleday Canada
Publication Date: 1992
Book Condition: Good
Book Description Doubleday Canada, London, 1992. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good+. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st. 9.30 X 6.50 X 2 inches; 600 pages; "The Sign and the Seal: The Quest for the Lost Ark of the Covenant is a controversial book by British researcher Graham Hancock, published in 1992. The book narrates the endeavours of the writer in searching for the Ark of the Covenant and proposes the theory that the ark was removed from Solomon's Temple in Jerusalem by temple priests during the reign of the evil King Manasseh of Judah around 650 BC, and then it spent about 200 years in a purpose-built temple in Elephantine, Egypt before it was removed around 470 BC to Ethiopia via tributaries to the Nile River, where it was kept on the Jewish island of Tana Qirqos for about eight hundred more years as the center of a strong Jewish community there, before it finally came into the hands of the young Ethiopian Orthodox Church in the 5th century, who took it to their capital of Axum, and it supposedly remains there until today in the Church of Our Lady Mary of Zion. The Ethiopian Church believes that the Ark is indeed held today in the Church of Our Lady Mary of Zion, but as opposed to the book, they believe that it was brought to Ethiopia by Menelik I, stolen from Solomon's Temple during the reign of King Solomon himself, some 200 years earlier than the events proposed by the book.The book claims that the Holy Grail is none other than the Ark of the Covenant itself and that the Knights Templar searched for the lost Ark of the Covenant at the site of the Temple Mount in Jerusalem in the 13th century, until they apparently figured out that the Ark was in Ethiopia. They then sent a contingent there apparently with the goal of acquiring it. The Ethiopian Church, apparently fearful of losing the Ark to the Knights Templar, sent emissaries in 1306 to Pope Clement V; the Catholic Church's fear of the Knights Templar acquiring the power of the Ark of the Covenant, the book claims, is one of the reasons why Pope Clement V began prosecution and arrest of the Knights Templar in 1307.". Seller Inventory # 17373
Book Description Doubleday Canada, Toronto, 1992. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. First Edition. Unmarked book in unclipped dust jacket now protected in mylar. Seller Inventory # 001679
Book Description Bantam Dell Pub Group (Trd), 1992. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. 1st Edition thus. The Inside Is Clean With No Highlights. With No Gift Inscription Or Remarks. First Edition 600 Pages With The Index. First Canadian Edition. Hardcover.We can ship from the USA and Canada. Seller Inventory # 034005