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Greeks claim having found Alexander the Greatís tomb, Ark of the Covenant
Focus ^ | 09/11/11 | staff

Posted on 11/09/2011 5:11:12 PM PST by Winstons Julia

Athens. It is believed that the tomb of Alexander the Great and the Ark of the Covenant have been found on the Greek Island of Thasos, announced Russian Grekomania.ru, which is information partner of the Greek Minister of Culture and Tourism.


TOPICS: History
KEYWORDS: alexanderthegreat; ark; arkofthecovenant; default; godsgravesglyphs; goldenfleece; greece; greek; island; macedonia; riots; thasos; tourism
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1 posted on 11/09/2011 5:11:15 PM PST by Winstons Julia
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To: Winstons Julia; SunkenCiv

ping


2 posted on 11/09/2011 5:12:00 PM PST by Winstons Julia (Hello OWS? We don't need a revolution like China's; China needs a revolution like OURS.)
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To: Winstons Julia

At last!


3 posted on 11/09/2011 5:12:06 PM PST by Broker (Beware of Community Organizer in Chief!)
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To: Winstons Julia

Forgive our debt or the Ark gets sent to the Nazi’s!


4 posted on 11/09/2011 5:12:29 PM PST by icwhatudo ("laws requiring compulsory abortion could be sustained under the constitution"-Obama official)
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To: Winstons Julia

Indy, that you?


5 posted on 11/09/2011 5:15:33 PM PST by LasVegasMac (Have ya hit 'em in the a$$, Never let off the gas 'til ya rolled into Victory Lane?)
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To: Broker

We can melt the gold of the Ark to help pay our debts.


6 posted on 11/09/2011 5:16:02 PM PST by Jonty30
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To: icwhatudo
"Forgive our debt or the Ark gets sent to the Nazi’s!"

Well maybe not the Nazi's, but the Germans will definitely have a claim to it in bankruptcy court.

7 posted on 11/09/2011 5:16:39 PM PST by who_would_fardels_bear
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To: who_would_fardels_bear

If the discovery of the Ark of the Covenant turns out to be true (which I really doubt), you are not going to believe the s***storm this would generate. This occurance would establish the Bible as history. There are many in this world who do not want to see that happen.


8 posted on 11/09/2011 5:22:26 PM PST by JayVee (Joseph)
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To: Jonty30

If you can do that before it melts your face, you win.


9 posted on 11/09/2011 5:22:40 PM PST by Free Vulcan (Vote Republican! You can vote Democrat when you're dead.)
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To: Winstons Julia

10 posted on 11/09/2011 5:24:10 PM PST by mkmensinger
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To: JayVee
"you are not going to believe the s***storm this would generate"

Quite an apocryphal statement that.

11 posted on 11/09/2011 5:26:24 PM PST by who_would_fardels_bear
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To: Jonty30

Anyone who touches it will melt.


12 posted on 11/09/2011 5:27:49 PM PST by Terry Mross (Where is the OPPOSITION party? I'll only vote for a SECOND party.)
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To: Winstons Julia

I thought the Ark was in Ethiopia...


13 posted on 11/09/2011 5:28:28 PM PST by EEGator
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To: Terry Mross

I thought it was stored in a government warehouse.


14 posted on 11/09/2011 5:29:05 PM PST by dfwgator (I stand with Herman Cain.)
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To: icwhatudo

If it is the real ARK of the Covenant, they’d better not touch it.

It was captured once in Old Testament times and the enemies of Israel gave it back after a few days - bad things tend to happen to those who abuse it.

The Romans may have been able to plunder it in 73AD when they sacked Jerusalem - they tortured most of the hidden Temple treasure out of the hapless Priests who were taken alive, and apparently didn’t miss much.

The Romans knew their history and no doubt were familiar with the legend of the Ark. Despite their greed for booty, hey might not have wanted to fool with it either.

Legend has it that the Knights Templar might have recovered it from under the Temple ruins and brought it back to Europe or even to North America (there is some evidence that they knew how to get here well before Columbus).

I’ve been told that the Islamics have had plenty of chances to recover it and would love to be able to defile or destroy it, but they don’t dare get near it - they know better.

This latest claim sounds like just another rumor to me, but they are all interesting.


15 posted on 11/09/2011 5:29:48 PM PST by George Varnum (Liberty, like our Forefather's Flintlock Musket, must be kept clean, oiled, and READY!)
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To: dfwgator

Nope, the Vatican vaults I thought...


16 posted on 11/09/2011 5:30:20 PM PST by jettester (I got paid to break 'em - not fly 'em)
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To: Winstons Julia

I bid 10 Euro for both! I’ll pay cash!


17 posted on 11/09/2011 5:32:34 PM PST by pogo101
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To: Winstons Julia

18 posted on 11/09/2011 5:33:48 PM PST by Rebelbase (Yes we Cain!)
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To: Winstons Julia

“We have top men working on it now.” “Who?” Top. Men.”


19 posted on 11/09/2011 5:36:31 PM PST by reagan_fanatic (A communist is just a liberal in a hurry)
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To: Winstons Julia
the Ark of the Covenant

There are some little folks in Axum ( Aksum , አክሱም ) Ethiopia who say they have it.

20 posted on 11/09/2011 5:40:43 PM PST by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: Winstons Julia

I think the Ark of the Covenant is most likely in Ethiopia.

Alexander’s tomb? Most likely in Alexandria, although who knows?

http://www.bing.com/search?FORM=WLETDF&PC=WLEM&q=alexander%27s+tomb+in+alexandria&src=IE-SearchBox


21 posted on 11/09/2011 5:40:43 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius.)
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To: Rebelbase

Just curious about that particular sequence in Raiders - if the fire is hot enough to melt human flesh, why does this fellow’s hat remain unscathed?


22 posted on 11/09/2011 5:41:01 PM PST by reagan_fanatic (A communist is just a liberal in a hurry)
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To: LasVegasMac

It depends. Are you a snake?


23 posted on 11/09/2011 5:44:00 PM PST by Winstons Julia (Hello OWS? We don't need a revolution like China's; China needs a revolution like OURS.)
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To: Winstons Julia; SunkenCiv

This is from a Bulgarian website quoting a Russian website describing a report from “amateur excavations.” I’m not gonna get too excited just yet.


24 posted on 11/09/2011 5:50:04 PM PST by colorado tanker
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To: JayVee
If the discovery of the Ark of the Covenant turns out to be true (which I really doubt), you are not going to believe the s***storm this would generate. This occurrence would establish the Bible as history...

If you think that Bible history has no tangible evidence, you haven't been keeping up with much in archaeology.

As far as the proverbial fecal storm, unless the Ark is treated as a magical talisman as depicted in the Indiana Jones series, its just a relic that will cause the Dispensationalists to go insane with wild speculation and demands to rip the Middle East apart, while the other 99% of the world ignores it like they do the Shroud of Turin.

There are many in this world who do not want to see that happen.

Most importantly, those who would press the hardest to make it all go away would be those presently living in Israel.

25 posted on 11/09/2011 5:50:09 PM PST by The Theophilus (Obama's Key to win 2012: Ban Haloperidol)
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To: colorado tanker

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h-LbvFckptY


26 posted on 11/09/2011 5:51:14 PM PST by Winstons Julia (Hello OWS? We don't need a revolution like China's; China needs a revolution like OURS.)
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To: reagan_fanatic

>>Just curious about that particular sequence in Raiders - if the fire is hot enough to melt human flesh, why does this fellow’s hat remain unscathed?

It’s supernatural fire. That stuff defies physics.


27 posted on 11/09/2011 5:58:12 PM PST by Bryanw92 (The solution to fix Congress: Nuke em from orbit. It's the only way to be sure!)
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To: Winstons Julia
i think the Copts might have something to say about that...
28 posted on 11/09/2011 5:59:21 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Winstons Julia
Britain says it will not give it back to the Greeks.
29 posted on 11/09/2011 5:59:28 PM PST by gitmogrunt (Lessons In Disaster: LBJ, Carter,Clinton,Obama.)
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To: Winstons Julia

Gosh, just when they need a boatload of cash they find all this neat stuff they can sell. What do you know?


30 posted on 11/09/2011 5:59:35 PM PST by muir_redwoods (Somewhere in Kenya, a village is missing an idiot)
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To: dfwgator

It’s being looked after by Top People......Top People.


31 posted on 11/09/2011 6:02:05 PM PST by Vermont Lt (I just don't like anything about the President. And I don't think he's a nice guy.)
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To: Winstons Julia

Revelation 11:19

Then the temple of God in heaven was opened and the ark of his covenant was visible within his temple. And there were flashes of lightning, roaring, crashes of thunder, an earthquake, and a great hailstorm.


32 posted on 11/09/2011 6:07:28 PM PST by Altariel
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33 posted on 11/09/2011 6:07:28 PM PST by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: George Varnum
It was captured once in Old Testament times and the enemies of Israel gave it back after a few days - bad things tend to happen to those who abuse it.

Start in 1 Samuel, Chapter 4 and read the story for yourself.

If you have the American Standard Version, you will discover that the story ends with God smiting the possessors' of the ark with all sorts of plagues, culminating with a plague of hemorrhoids (in their dark and secret places) which led to them offering to give it back.

Being no fools, the Israelites said "How much will you pay us to take it back?" and a price was eventually established.

Other versions try to disguise the exact name of the ailment, but it is clearly hemorrhoids.

34 posted on 11/09/2011 6:08:00 PM PST by CurlyDave
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To: Terry Mross; Rebelbase

35 posted on 11/09/2011 6:10:03 PM PST by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis (Want to make $$$? It's easy! Pimp your blog for hits on Free Republic!)
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To: Winstons Julia

LOL! Good one!


36 posted on 11/09/2011 6:12:22 PM PST by colorado tanker
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To: Rebelbase

“Marion, don’t look at it. Shut your eyes, Marion. Don’t look at it, no matter what happens!”


37 posted on 11/09/2011 6:16:10 PM PST by Altariel
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To: icwhatudo
Forgive our debt or the Ark gets sent to the Nazi’s!

Nazi's, with an apostrophe, are much worse than the Nazis in WWII.

38 posted on 11/09/2011 6:18:11 PM PST by IDontLikeToPayTaxes
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To: reagan_fanatic

It wasn’t fire. The guy’s face didn’t burn— it melted.


39 posted on 11/09/2011 6:19:51 PM PST by Ramius (personally, I give us... one chance in three. More tea?)
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To: Winstons Julia

They’ll be putting those items up on E-Bay.


40 posted on 11/09/2011 6:22:52 PM PST by Mike Darancette (999er for Cain.)
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To: George Varnum

The Ark was not in the Second Temple, so it wouldn’t have been there for Romans to plunder.


41 posted on 11/09/2011 6:23:51 PM PST by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: Winstons Julia

Sounds like the Greeks are trying to boost tourism...


42 posted on 11/09/2011 6:24:11 PM PST by ransomnote
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To: CurlyDave

Yikes. What could be worse? And back then...no Preparation H.


43 posted on 11/09/2011 6:27:13 PM PST by Winstons Julia (Hello OWS? We don't need a revolution like China's; China needs a revolution like OURS.)
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To: Winstons Julia

Of course, no pictures.


44 posted on 11/09/2011 6:29:04 PM PST by passionfruit (When illegals become legal, even they won't do the work Americans won't do)
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To: George Varnum
If it is the real ARK of the Covenant, they’d better not touch it.

Really? A variation of the Curse of the Mummy? I submit you have been watching way too much television.

It was captured once in Old Testament times and the enemies of Israel gave it back after a few days - bad things tend to happen to those who abuse it.

This is true in one sense, that Israel abused the AoC by removing it from its place in Shiloh, taking it to the battle front because the people, like you, thought the Ark itself had autonomous supernatural powers that somehow were naturally favorable towards Israel. This is an early example of "Cargo Cult" mentality.

The Philistine captors also believed that possession of the Ark would allow them to be masters of it. They mistakenly thought that the AoC was in effect the only point of contact the Almighty Creator had with mankind. Control the Ark, you control God Himself. So in 1 Samuel 4-5 we discover that the people were clueless about God and the naturally leaned towards worshiping man made objects.

The Romans knew their history and no doubt were familiar with the legend of the Ark. Despite their greed for booty, hey might not have wanted to fool with it either.

OK, you just flat out made that up despite the historical fact that the Romans had zero respect for the things of Israel's God and were ignorant of Jewish history.

The Romans may have been able to plunder it in 73AD when they sacked Jerusalem - they tortured most of the hidden Temple treasure out of the hapless Priests who were taken alive, and apparently didn’t miss much.

Yet another piece of pure fiction contradicted by the facts. Jerusalem was plundered in 70AD, the AoC never saw any temple other than Solomon's, and the AoC was long gone at least five hundred years earlier during the prophet Jeremiah's day. Depictions of the Temple Furniture being hauled out on Titus' sacking of Jerusalem shows all kinds of things but no AoC. Josephus' description of the Temple has an empty Holy of Holiess

Antiochus Ephiphanes reportedly smashed up and broke into pieces ALL of the temple furnishings, so, yet while there was no mention of the AoC there, if it was present at that time, it would have been destroyed.

Before Antiochus, there was Nebuchadnezzar, and the inventory of the plundering of the temple does not record the AoC. The only previous sacking of the Temple is recorded in II Chronicles 12. If the Egyptian king Shishak looted the Ark then, the order of Josiah, many years later, commands the priests to put the AoC in the Temple.

2 Maccabees 2 tells us that Jeremiah instructed that the Ark be buried in a cave. That is the last we ever hear of the AoC. So your camp fire story has no merit and is quickly discredited with evidence at hand.

I’ve been told that the Islamics have had plenty of chances to recover it and would love to be able to defile or destroy it, but they don’t dare get near it - they know better.

Anybody can make up stories and sell them as fact. That is what the enemedia does to us each and every day. Some fools believe in the myth of Global Warming despite the evidence to the contrary.

This latest claim sounds like just another rumor to me, but they are all interesting.

Not really, consider our LORD's words through the prophet Jeremiah:

Jer 3:16 "Then it shall come to pass, when you are multiplied and increased in the land in those days," says the Lord, "that they will say no more, 'The ark of the covenant of the Lord.' It shall not come to mind, nor shall they remember it, nor shall they visit it, nor shall it be made anymore."

Because it isn't here - "...the temple of the God was opened in heaven, and the Ark of His Covenant was seen in His temple..."

Last I checked, Greece is not heaven no matter what their Tourism and Travel board tries to tell you.

45 posted on 11/09/2011 6:34:13 PM PST by The Theophilus (Obama's Key to win 2012: Ban Haloperidol)
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To: Texas Fossil
There are some little folks in Axum ( Aksum , አክሱም ) Ethiopia who say they have it.

Just ax 'em, they'll tell ya!

46 posted on 11/09/2011 6:39:15 PM PST by SuziQ
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To: colorado tanker
Bulgarian website quoting a Russian website

Yeah but if Russia and Bulgaria own a web site make sure your anti virus software has the latest updates.

And be sure you have a copy of Malwarebytes Antimalware on a floppy disk. Oh and that you have recently set a Restore Point in System Restore.
47 posted on 11/09/2011 6:41:31 PM PST by JSteff ((((It was ALL about SCOTUS. Most forget about that and HAVE DOOMED us for a generation or more.))))
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To: Chode

Oh and isn’t there a Monitor on that island?


48 posted on 11/09/2011 6:43:23 PM PST by JSteff ((((It was ALL about SCOTUS. Most forget about that and HAVE DOOMED us for a generation or more.))))
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To: Winstons Julia; colorado tanker; StayAt HomeMother; Ernest_at_the_Beach; decimon; 1010RD; ...

 GGG managers are SunkenCiv, StayAt HomeMother & Ernest_at_the_Beach
Thanks Winstons Julia and colorado tanker.

The finds were located at the foot of another giant pyramid, I'm sure. ;')

To all -- please ping me to other topics which are appropriate for the GGG list.


49 posted on 11/09/2011 6:45:27 PM PST by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Altariel

Are they trying to keep Marian from looking at Cain?..


50 posted on 11/09/2011 6:45:56 PM PST by JSteff ((((It was ALL about SCOTUS. Most forget about that and HAVE DOOMED us for a generation or more.))))
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