According to this article, 'Ark hunters and Bible enthusiasts are buzzing about a report that the Ark of the Covenant, the ancient container that holds the Ten Commandments, is expected to be unveiled in Rome today.'
This article was posted on June 25 - well over a week ago - and I haven't heard anything about it from any major news source. I imagine something like this would be HUGE news. Even Indiana Jones was looking for the thing!
Time also had an article about it - also written before an unveiling of the ark.
According to the article, the Ark of the Covenant - the box which held the stone tablets with the 10 Commandments on them, the staff of Aaron which blossomed, and a golden vessel containing a gomor of manna, which was kept in the Holy of Holies and represented the presence of God to Israel - could possibly be in Ethiopia.
Bob Cornuke, author and explorer, who has written books about the search for the Ark of the Covenant and participated in a History Channel program about it, said: "They either have the Ark of the Covenant or they have a replica that they have believed to be the Ark of the Covenant for 2,000 years,"
What do you think? Is this the real deal? Does it matter? Should we just leave it alone?
Don't forget what happened to Uzzah, or the guys who got the tumors, or the guys who died from looking at it...
It might be safer to just keep one's distance from it!