Archaeologists from France and Israel are reportedly planning on embarking on a mission in August to search for the Ark of the Covenant, which is believed to contain the stone tablets bearing the 10 Commandments handed to Moses by God.
According to MailOnline and The Times of Israel, the researchers are set to excavate the ancient site of Kiryat Ye’arim outside Jerusalem, which is one of the last remaining unexplored locations in the region.
“The place is important for several reasons,” said Professor Israel Finkelstein, from Tel Aviv University. “It’s a large, central site in the Jerusalem hills that hasn’t been studied until now.
“It may be the only key site in Judah that hasn’t undergone a systematic archaeological excavation.”
The Bible mentions Kiryat Ye’arim on a number of occasions, describing it as a Judahite town situated near Jerusalem during the period of the judges and King David, also known as the Iron Age.
Don’t hold your breathe that they will find anything or anything soon.If minimalists are involved, do not expect to be told the truth either.