A team of archaeologists from the University of Hamburg said they discovered the Queen of Sheba's palace and an altar that may have once held the Ark of the Covenant in Axum, Ethiopia.
A Christian king built a new palace over the 10th-century B.C. structure, which probably didn't survive for very long, the university said in a statement. The altar, oriented toward the star Sirius, has two columns and may have been where the Ark of the Covenant, the holiest treasure of early Judaism, was kept until the first temple was built in Axum, the researchers said.
This is another attempt at proving that the Ark of the Covenant was taken to Ethiopia. Other attempts at finding the Ark of the Covenant in Ethiopia have failed and this one will also fail. It is doubtful that the Ark of the Covenant was taken to Ethiopia.
Professor of Old Testament
Northern Baptist Seminary
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