The Sign and the Seal

The Quest for the Lost Ark of the Covenant

Author: Graham Hancock

Publisher: Crown

ISBN: 0307829049

Category: Science

Page: 642

View: 2458

The fact of the Lost Ark of the Covenant is one of the great historical mysteries of all time. To believers, the Ark is the legendary vessel holding the stone tablets of the Ten Commandments. The Bible contains hundreds of references to the Ark's power to level mountains, destroy armies, and lay waste to cities. The Ark itself, however, mysteriously disappears from recorded history sometime after the building of the Temple of Solomon. After ten years of searching through the dusty archives of Europe and the Middle East, as well as braving the real-life dangers of a bloody civil war in Ethiopia, Graham Hancock has succeeded where scores of others have failed. This intrepid journalist has tracked down the true story behind the myths and legends -- revealing where the Ark is today, how it got there, and why it remains hidden. Part fascinating scholarship and part entertaining adventure yarn, tying together some of the most intriguing tales of all time -- from the Knights Templar and Prester John to Parsival and the Holy Grail -- this book will appeal to anyone fascinated by the revelation of hidden truths, the discovery of secret mysteries.

Die Wächter des heiligen Siegels

Auf der Suche nach der verschollenen Bundeslade

Author: Graham Hancock

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783404770434

Category:

Page: 496

View: 5881

Die Wächter des heiligen Siegels

auf der Suche nach der verschollenen Bundeslade

Author: Graham Hancock

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783937715223

Category:

Page: 496

View: 3379

Vor über 200 Jahren verschwand die Bundeslade, jenes kostbare Behältnis, in dem Moses die steinernen Tafeln mit den Zehn Geboten verwahrte. Seitdem gilt die Bundeslade als verschollen. Graham Hancock macht sich unerschrocken auf die Suche nach dem heiligsten Schrein jüdisch-christlicher Tradition und kommt dem Geheimnis schließlich auf die Spur. Was er entdeckt, ist sensationell...!

Die Wächter des heiligen Siegels

auf der Suche nach der verschollenen Bundeslade

Author: Graham Hancock

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783404641284

Category:

Page: 496

View: 6781

Sign and the Seal

The Quest for the Lost Ark of the Covenant

Author: Graham Hancock

Publisher: Touchstone

ISBN: 9780671865412

Category: Religion

Page: 608

View: 301

The fact of the Lost Ark of the Covenant is one of the grant historical mysteries of all time. To believers, the Ark is the legendary vesel holding the stone tablets of the Ten Commandments. The Bible contains hundreds of references to the Ark's power to level mountains, destroy armies, and lay waste to cities. The Ark itself, however, mysteriously disappears from recorded history sometime after the building of the Temple of Solomon. After ten years of searching through the dusty archives of Europe and the Middle East, as well as braving the real-life dangers of a bloody civil war in Ethiopia, Graham Hancock has succeeded where scores of others have failed. This intrepid journalist has tracked down the true story behind the myths and legends -- revealing where the Ark is today, how it got there, and why it remains hidden. Part fascinating scholarship and part entertaining adventure yarn, tying together some of the most intriguing tales of all time -- from the Knights Templar and Prester John to Parsival and the Holy Grail -- this book will appeal to anyone fascinated by the revelation of hidden truths, the discovery of secret mysteries.

Sign and the Seal

The Quest for the Lost Ark of the Covenant

Author: Graham Hancock

Publisher: Touchstone

ISBN: 9780671865412

Category: Religion

Page: 608

View: 3495

The fact of the Lost Ark of the Covenant is one of the grant historical mysteries of all time. To believers, the Ark is the legendary vesel holding the stone tablets of the Ten Commandments. The Bible contains hundreds of references to the Ark's power to level mountains, destroy armies, and lay waste to cities. The Ark itself, however, mysteriously disappears from recorded history sometime after the building of the Temple of Solomon. After ten years of searching through the dusty archives of Europe and the Middle East, as well as braving the real-life dangers of a bloody civil war in Ethiopia, Graham Hancock has succeeded where scores of others have failed. This intrepid journalist has tracked down the true story behind the myths and legends -- revealing where the Ark is today, how it got there, and why it remains hidden. Part fascinating scholarship and part entertaining adventure yarn, tying together some of the most intriguing tales of all time -- from the Knights Templar and Prester John to Parsival and the Holy Grail -- this book will appeal to anyone fascinated by the revelation of hidden truths, the discovery of secret mysteries.

The Sign and the Seal

A Quest for the Lost Ark of the Covenant

Author: Graham Hancock

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780749301866

Category: Ark of the Covenant

Page: 600

View: 9468

Part adventure story and part historical detective work, this is a quest into the real nature and current whereabouts of the Ark of the Covenant. The author has found, scattered amongst dusty archives and leading back through cryptically coded parchments, secret societies, the Knights Templar and even the Freemasons, traces of an organized and sometimes sinister tradition of quest for the Ark. Against this backdrop he mounts his own search for the sacred relic, a search that takes him to the tombs and pyramids of Ancient Egypt, to the walls of Jericho and the Temple Mount in Israel, and amidst civil war and political turmoil to the country in which the Ark is said to rest.

Die Spur der Götter

Author: Graham Hancock

Publisher: Bastei Lübbe GmbH & CompanyKG (Bastei Verlag)

ISBN: 9783404641499

Category: History

Page: 608

View: 3283

Lange vor unserer Zeitrechnung gab es bereits eine andere, technisch fortschrittliche Kultur. Zu diesem Schluß kommt Graham Hancock nach dem eingehenden Studium von Karten aus dem 16. Jahrhundert, die zum Teil vermutlich auf noch älterenExemplaren basieren und auf denen der Küstenverlauf der seit Jahrtausenden mit einer dicken Eisschicht bedeckten Antarktis genau eingezeichnet ist.Wie kamen die damaligen Kartographen zu ihren Kenntnissen über eine Landmasse, die sich erstheutzutage mit den modernsten Geräten erforschen läßt? Ist es möglich, daß durch eine Verschiebung der Erdkruste Landmassen unter Wasser gesetzt wurden und damit eine hochentwickelte Zivilisation vernichtet wurde?Graham Hancock machte sichauf den Weg, diesen Fragen und ungeklärten Rätseln nachzuspüren, um überall auf der Welt Beweise zu finden, die seine Theorie stützen.

The Encyclopedia of Religious Phenomena

Author: J Gordon Melton

Publisher: Visible Ink Press

ISBN: 1578592593

Category: Religion

Page: 392

View: 5531

From sacred mountains and places of pilgrimage to visions and out-of-body travel, this reference explores unusual and unexplained physical events, apparitions, and other phenomena rooted in religious beliefs. Each entry features a balanced presentation and includes a description of the phenomenon, the religious claims surrounding the occurrence, and a scientific response. Touring the world and history, this comprehensive reference includes entries on angels, comets, Marian apparitions, and religious figures such as Jesus, Mohammad, and Lao Tzu.

Ramblings of a Restless Soul

Author: Kenna Lach Bifani

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1465367020

Category: Travel

Page: 169

View: 931

The book is a collection of travel related short stories. The stories are from real travels but the persons and exact situations are changed to protect privacy and prevent problems in sensitive areas. Some of the stories are situational. Others are about people or culture or places out of the ordinary. Others are newsletters written at the time and adapted later for a wider ranging audience. Yet others are dilemmas or frustrating situations turned to fiction to bring humor to the issue. You will learn about a hidden kingdom in Java, off limits to tourists without special permission of the king; take a ride on the Trans Siberian train from Moscow to Beijing and experience adventure along the way; visit Beirut a week after the suicide bombing; and experience what it’s like to work in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Africa will become more than a place for safaris when you visit countries such as the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Burundi and Central African Republic, all of which have and still do experience conflicts, disease and poverty.

Prisoners of Prester John

The Portuguese Mission to Ethiopia in Search of the Mythical King, 1520–1526

Author: Cates Baldridge

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786490195

Category: History

Page: 305

View: 3508

During the 16th century, Portugal endeavored to locate the mythical kingdom of Prester John—a Christian nation rumored to be somewhere in the Orient, amidst the pagans and Muslims. This study chronicles Portugal’s final attempt, a six-year odyssey in Ethiopia that resulted in a tragicomic collision with a proud but isolated Christian kingdom. After summarizing the Prester John myth and the many efforts it spawned, the work focuses on the Ethiopian mission’s chronicler, Father Francisco Álvares, who fell in love with the country and its people, became a friend of its king, hid the Abyssinians’ heresies from his superiors, and set in motion events that saved Ethiopia from imminent destruction. Unique in the annals of Europeans’ initial contacts with African peoples, the Portuguese mission is a portrait of hopeful preconceptions buffeted and eventually transformed by encounters with a fascinating, utterly unexpected reality.

The Mother of the Lord

Volume 1: The Lady in the Temple

Author: Margaret Barker

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 0567362469

Category: Religion

Page: 400

View: 1893

Margaret Barker traces the veneration of the Mother of the Lord back to the Old Testament and a female deity in the first Jewish temple.

Lords of Poverty

The Power, Prestige, and Corruption of the International Aid Business

Author: Graham Hancock

Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Press

ISBN: 9780871134691

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 234

View: 9034

Takes a critical look at the international business of charity and relief efforts, exposing the bureaucratic inefficiency

Witness

Two Hundred Years of African-American Faith and Practice at the Abyssinian Baptist Church of Harlem, New York

Author: Genna Rae McNeil,Houston Bryan Roberson,Quinton Hosford Dixie,Kevin McGruder

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 0802863418

Category: Religion

Page: 656

View: 3070

Presents a history of the Abyssinian Baptist Church in Harlem, New York City, discussing its organization in 1809, its famous senior pastors, and its struggles and triumphs.

Human Expeditions

Inspired by Bruce Trigger

Author: Stephen Chrisomalis,André Costopoulos

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1442664568

Category: Social Science

Page: 316

View: 4680

In its 2007 obituary of Bruce Trigger (1937–2006), the Times of London referred to the Canadian anthropologist and archaeologist as “Canada’s leading prehistorian” and “one of the most influential archaeologists of his time.” Trained at Yale University and a faculty member at McGill University for more than forty years, he was best known for his History of Archaeological Thought, which the Times called “monumental.” Trigger inspired scholars all over the world through his questioning of assumptions and his engagement with social and political causes. Human Expeditions pays tribute to Trigger’s immense legacy by bringing together cutting edge work from internationally recognized and emerging researchers inspired by his example. Covering the length and breadth of Trigger’s wide-ranging interests – from Egyptology to the history of archaeological theory to North American aboriginal cultures – this volume highlights the diversity of his academic work and the magnitude of his impact in many different areas of scholarship.

The Message of the Sphinx

A Quest for the Hidden Legacy of Mankind

Author: Graham Hancock,Robert Bauval

Publisher: Crown

ISBN: 9780307557919

Category: Social Science

Page: 384

View: 7463

In this riveting account of historical and archaeological investigation, the authors present hard evidence that the Sphinx, the Pyramids, and the other monuments at Giza are of far more ancient origin than previously believed. Complete with evidence of a conspiracy between the Egyptology establishment and various confidential organizations to keep the secrets of the Pyramids from the world, The Message of the Sphinx is also a modern-day detective story. of photos. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Entangled

The Eater of Souls

Author: Graham Hancock

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 1459607643

Category: Demonology

Page: 708

View: 4622

"...Two brave young women living at opposite ends of history are brought together by supernatural forces to do battle with a demon who travels through time. The fate of humanity rests in their hands..."--P. [4] of cover.

Heaven's Mirror

Quest for the Lost Civilization

Author: Graham Hancock,Santha Faiia,Robert Bauval

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780385258944

Category: Archaeoastronomy

Page: 336

View: 5485

In very different parts of the world, evidence exists of a common legacy--shared by cultures separated by hundreds, sometimes thousands of years. From Mexico to Iceland, Cambodia to Easter Island, China to Egypt, we are finding a common astronomical wisdom handed down from a time before history. The evidence includes diverse examples of megalithic architecture, which incorporate precise and sophisticated geometry and are positioned according to astronomical alignments and symbolism. Heaven's Mirrorhas been written and photographed to offer unique insights into the mystery and meaning of ancient "stellar cities" such as Teotihuacan, Uxmal and Chichen Itza in Mexico, Giza-Heliopolis in Egypt, Angkor Wat in Southeast Asia, and Tiahuanaco in Bolivia.

The beauty of historic Ethiopia

Author: Graham Hancock,Mohamed Amin,Duncan Willetts,Santha Faiia

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Travel

Page: 119

View: 8483