- Israeli archaeologists have discovered the stone where the biblical Ark of Covenant sat on more than 3 000 years ago
- It should be noted that in the mid 12-century, the site was plundered by thieves and covered with animal dung
- The researchers said the temple was 28 feet long on every side with a perfect square
Israeli religious archaeologists said they have found where the stone that held the Ark of Covenant sat more than 3 000 years ago.
The researchers who are from Tel Aviv University, claimed they discovered the 3,100-year-old temple near the present town of Beit Shemesh, Daily Mail reports.
It should be noted that according to religious teachings, the Ark carried the 10 Commandments received by Moses on Mount Sinai.
The latest discovery also supported the biblical fact that the Ark sat on a square table. Same researchers also said that the stone has a huge similarity with the one described in the first book of Samuel.
At the site of the stone, there were also fragments of animal bone, pottery and cups, an evidence that the place must have been a temple.
The historical place was 28 feet (8.5 meters) long on both sides and in perfect square.
"When you look at the structure and its content, it's very clear that this not a standard domestic space but something special," Professor Bunimovitz, one of the archaeologists said.
In the mid-12th century, the place was overrun by robbers and destroyed, leaving it covered in animal dung.
Shortly after that, in an act tagged as one of hostility by Zvi Lederman, the whole place was turned into a pen for animals.
Avraham Faust, a professor of archaeology at Bar-Ilan university, has however said that the importance of the stone is more in its traditional significance and not that it is existence.
Meanwhile, Briefly.co.za earlier reported that as Christmas approached, Christians celebrated the return of a little wooden relic that was believed to be part of Jesus' manger, 1400 years after it was gifted to the pope in Rome.
The small-sized cradle was shown to worshipers on Friday, November 29, at the Notre Dame church in Jerusalem during a-day celebration and prayer.
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