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Interesting...Im skeptical, but openContinuing...This book is a trip, almost literally. I never read with my rose glasses…. You know, prove it, I’ll believe it. So I went to several Ethiopian web sites, and it seems everyone in Ethiopia claims the Ark IS there. Hmmm…. So far, the main delight is the view of European history from a different, and if the author is correct, very enlightening angle. From Pope Clement V, Vasco de Gama, the Masonic Rite…. I am seeing some aspects of European history in a different light, and I admit the hook is in my mouth. As for the Ark, I’ll keep reading…. The supposition is that it has been in Ethiopia for about 2,900 years. So much can happen in 3,000 years…..Ok, my review:Ever see a movie that was full of excitement and action from start to almost end, and then, as if the director suddenly ran out of money, the movie just stops, ends- almost no resolution?Maybe not- I have. That is this book. It just stops, bamb. No answer.That doesnt make it a bad book, in fact, this book will go on my book shelf, instead of all the many boxes of books Brenda & I have packed away. This is Raiders of the Lost Ark, inreal life. I finished a few days after I bought the book. As above, it has great value in getting one to look at history from a different angle. Veracity? Hmmm... I checked some of the events in the book and those I checked seemed accruate- but I never found out if Sir Issac Newton was a freemason. Irony has my reading the autobiography of Ariel Sharon just after reading Sign and the Seal. He actually mentions the evacuation of Ethiopian Jews to Israel, and also the issues of their beliefs and customs which are expounded on in the Sign book.So, is the Ark of the Covenant in Africa? Great book, but no answer. The Ark travels in public from time to time, but it is always covered. The author was not allowed near it. So the Ark is there, or it isnt. I guess the future will let us know. Despite the lack of a resolution, the book it great, and pertinent to current events, or perhaps I should say it has portent. That, along with the action and history, is why I give it five stars. The Ark, if returned to Israel, would belong in a new Temple, a Temple which belongs on the Temple Mount, which is now occupied by The Dome of the Rock. That is a political time bomb.