Category Archives: Ark of the Covenant
Bill Fry: okay, the recorder’s on right now, so you can go ahead and just basically tell me what happened.
Ron Wyatt: Oh, okay. Well, on the excavation there, that, you know, for the Ark of the Covenant, primarily I was interested in just the ark of the covenant. However, when I did the excavation down the cliff face, I ran into cut-outs and we ran into cross holes, and the bottom of this ancient quarry that showed that this was a crucifixion and execution spot. The Romans crucified people there, of course. The Jews, because of some of their special arrangements with the Romans, they basically stoned people there and beat them as examples, that’s what took place there. Anyway, once we found that place, I knew that, well, basically, that I needed to get inside that escarpment, because there were several indications that it was just a system of tunnels and chambers, and that I needed to, basically, just go chamber by chamber, tunnel by tunnel, and whatever, systematically go through there, until I found the ark of the covenant, or until I didn’t find it. And so, anyway, we found it on January 6th, 1982 at approximately 2 o’clock in the afternoon.