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4/7/08: The Lost Ark of the Covenant

St. Mary's of Zion Church in Axum, Ethiopia is one of the supposed resting spots of The Ark of the Covenant. Photo by Gabagoo

By Doug Fabrizio

Salt Lake City, UT – The Ark of the Covenant disappeared from the Temple in Jerusalem more than 2500 years ago, but still it's the subject of speculation, fiction and myth. The scholar Tudor Parfitt's life work has been tracking down the lost tribes of Israel, and in his new book, he takes on the great mystery of the ark. His journey took him from Israel to Egypt, Ethiopia, Zimbabwe and even Papua, New Guinea. Monday, Parfitt talks to Doug about his quest for one of the world's most important artifacts.

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