I just wasted an hour of my life watching @historychanel_ @RealScottWolter new search for the Ark of the Covenant. He thinks it's in America. As you'd imagine, it's high on speculation low on evidence.
Mr. Wolter follows a convoluted trail from Jerusalem to Ireland to North America. The film is full of phrases like:
"if possible"
"could have"
"Who's to say?"
"maybe, who knows?"
You know you're in trouble when he says, "academics don't like these [artifacts] because they don't fit the paradigm," and "It could have come to America."
The key question these shows never ask: Why? Why would ancient people, who had no idea of the existence of the Americas, go to all the trouble and danger of traveling here? It would have been much easier for them to go to east into Asia or south into Africa.
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