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Yes, and now the 2nd coming of Christ is Nigh! 0 0%
Maybe, but that throws all the theories of Ron Wyatt out of wack. 1 5.26%
Not sure, what was the island in 'Raider of the Lost Ark' called again. 3 15.79%
No, no way. The Ark is seated at the right hand of God in Heaven currently. 3 15.79%
Not a chance, it was truly destroyed in the burning of Rome. 0 0%
The Ethiopians have it. 3 15.79%
It's a box. In a box. Somewhere. 5 26.32%
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Old 11-14-2011, 01:36 PM   #26
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Και ναί, το σουβλάκι γαμεί
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Old 11-15-2011, 08:56 AM   #27
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You are still here so you must have chose wisely.
Indeed. I was lucky to get out alive. Considering the amount of security the compound had, it was more difficult getting out than it was getting in!
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And by the way, is it me or at the last scene of Raiders Of The Lost Ark they take the ark to a Greek island ?
You're absolutely correct, Zorg. (Pale Horse is wrong.) It's north of Crete and the closest that resembles it in the real world is the tiny island called, Christiani Nisida.
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Old 11-15-2011, 09:17 AM   #28
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Indeed. I was lucky to get out alive. Considering the amount of security the compound had, it was more difficult getting out than it was getting in!
Ha! No, the reason wasn't Amway (nor Tupperware nor Avon nor Mary K Cosmetics)!
You're absolutely correct, Zorg. (Pale Horse is wrong.) It's north of Crete and the closest that resembles it in the real world is the tiny island called, Christiani Nisida.

Now that I watched this scene from Riders again, you can also clearly see the words 'EECE' on the map above the island. GREECE probably
I still can't make up the map though.

That's what Indiana Jones Wiki says
By 1936, the Nazis had built a secret submarine base Geheimhaven on an island north of Crete. After re-capturing the Ark of the Covenant from Indiana Jones and Marion Ravenwood, Rene Belloq took the Ark to the island to open it in a Jewish ceremony held at a natural altar near the summit of the island. Belloq, Dietrich, and the Nazis were killed, and Jones and Ravenwood escaped, and returned the Ark to the United States.

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Old 11-15-2011, 09:53 AM   #29
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Now that I watched this scene from Riders again, you can also clearly see the words 'EECE' on the map above the island. GREECE probably
I still can't make up the map though.

It is actually Greece but the whole map is totally wrong. Still, Stoo is right, Christiani Nisida is a small uninhabited volcanic island southwest of Santorini and it might be the place where the Ark was supposedly opened.
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Old 11-15-2011, 09:56 AM   #30
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That's what Indiana Jones Wiki says
Eh, the Wiki comes HERE to find things out!

It won't be long till it's updated to something like:
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It is actually Greece but the whole map is totally wrong. Still, Stoo is right, Christiani Nisida is a small uninhabited volcanic island southwest of Santorini and it might be the place where the Ark was supposedly opened.

...minus Stoo's name of course.
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Old 11-15-2011, 12:24 PM   #31
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I'll go there on Christmas
Best time to go. I knew this island but I never thought it's the one from Raiders. I'll post photos if I manage to go this Christmas !
And I agree, the map is totally wrong. As a kid I was trying to find where the island is and I was so confused

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Old 11-15-2011, 12:24 PM   #32
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It is actually Greece but the whole map is totally wrong. Still, Stoo is right, Christiani Nisida is a small uninhabited volcanic island southwest of Santorini and it might be the place where the Ark was supposedly opened.
Σας ευχαριστώ, Sakis. The map doesn't exactly match the real world but the position is close to Christiani Nisidia...even though the "Raiders" island is much bigger!
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Eh, the Wiki comes HERE to find things out!

It won't be long till it's updated to something like:

...minus Stoo's name of course.
Quoted for truth. It's happened on quite a few occasions. Wiki-Schmiki!
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Old 11-15-2011, 02:05 PM   #33
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It's north of Crete and the closest that resembles it in the real world is the tiny island called, Christiani Nisida.

What was the actual island in this picture? Marin Island, San Pablo Bay, off San Rafael, California is listed as the location of the base, but it doesn't look like the photos I've seen.




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Old 11-15-2011, 03:32 PM   #34
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Exclamation Not Christiani Nisidia

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It's north of Crete and the closest that resembles it in the real world is the tiny island called, Christiani Nisida.
Correcting myself, the island is actually a little farther east. Details to follow...
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What was the actual island in this picture? Marin Island, San Pablo Bay, off San Rafael, California is listed as the location of the base, but it doesn't look like the photos I've seen.
That's because the island is a matte painting!

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Old 11-16-2011, 08:19 AM   #35
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Dig Anafi

The closest, real-world location is the Greek island of Anafi. (It's also closer in size, too.)

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Old 12-08-2011, 03:43 PM   #36
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We may see the Ark sooner than we think. At least, a replica of it...

Leaking Roof

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very British problem of a leaky church roof could be about to give the world the chance to glimpse the legendary Ark of the Covenant.
That's because the claimed home of the iconic relic - a small chapel in Ethiopia - has sprung a leak and so the Ark could now be on the move.
The Ark - which The Bible says holds God's Ten Commandments given to Moses on Mount Sinai - is said to have been kept in Aksum, in the Chapel of the Tablet.....
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Old 12-09-2011, 08:35 AM   #37
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We may see the Ark sooner than we think. At least, a replica of it...
After all, how could they have the real one when it's in my basement?

It's the only thing that hold up my nerf hoop!
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Old 12-09-2011, 09:31 AM   #38
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After all, how could they have the real one when it's in my basement?

It's the only thing that hold up my nerf hoop!

You didn't pick it up from Marrakesh, did you? Belloq's son reportedly made copies.
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Old 12-09-2011, 04:45 PM   #39
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Hokey religions and ancient weapons are no substitute for a good blaster at your side...
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Old 12-09-2011, 05:48 PM   #40
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I wonder if the 'unveiling' of the Ark will coincide with that supposed staged second coming, via Project Blue Beam...
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Old 12-09-2011, 11:18 PM   #41
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I reckon the only difference between Han and Indy's approach to archaeology would be Han leaving a tip to the temple keeper in lieu of damages caused.

The Ethiopians are lucky they just have a leaky roof, and not a full-on visitation by Indy.
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Old 06-05-2012, 12:01 AM   #42
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The Bible describes the dangerous properties of the Ark in what may be explained as radioactivity. I think there is strong evidence that there is something ominous hidden and guarded within a certain temple in Axom (or Axum, depending on the map) in Ethiopia. Every priest who has vowed to protect the secret has developed cataracts within two years- a symptom of exposure to radioactivity. However, the Ethiopians admit there have been many effigies of the Ark to deter robbers away from the real one. If an Ark was found in Greece, could it be one of the fakes brought back by Alexander The Great? How could anyone even tell the difference between a fake Ark and the real one? Unless a ghost pops out and faces melt away, what other criteria would archeology go on to prove its authenticity?
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Old 06-05-2012, 06:14 AM   #43
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Unless a ghost pops out and faces melt away, what other criteria would archeology go on to prove its authenticity?

I think that would qualify as a dead giveaway, even for a modern archaeologist.
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Old 06-13-2012, 05:53 PM   #44
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Just to keep the cross-referencing up-to-date:

There is a continuation and extention of the Raider's Island/Anafi discussion in this thread over here, entitled "inspiration for an Indy island".

Enjoy it.
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