Greeks Claim to Find Ark of the Covenant — History Made or Tourist Trap?

Do you trust amateur excavators to bring this baby up?

Yep, folks, it’s true.  The Greek Minister of Culture and Tourism announced Thursday that the legendary Ark of the Covenant has been found on the Greek Island of Thasos.  One Pita Nickolaos Kumardzis, head of a research group that does stuff like this, announced the find.  Incidentally, they are also proclaiming the discovery of the tomb of Alexander the Great, another discovery of epic proportions.  They offer some really compelling proof of the claims.  As a matter of fact, in a press release, the research group produced this damning piece of evidence that makes this a slam-dunk 100% bulletproof find:

“Greek researchers are convinced that the findings really are the tomb of Alexander the Great and the Ark of the Covenant.”

Well, that certainly clears things up, doesn’t it?  To make it even more obvious that this is for real, the Greek research team has no foundation in science whatsoever.  They do what they

The Greek island of Thasos where the Ark of the Covenant and tomb of Alexander the Great have supposedly been unearthed.

call amateur excavations.  An amateur excavation, in case you don’t know, is what it would be if you or I grabbed a spade and started digging in the desert.  I’m sure in time we will hear plenty of scientists weighing in on the validity of this find.  The real question is in the timing.  Hmm… Greece is on the verge of one of the most horrific economic catastrophies of all time.  Good time for a tourist surge, huh?  In a country that desperately needs revenue anyway it can get it, it appears that even claiming to find epic historical artifacts is not off the menu.

Move over Indiana Jones…these Greeks have got it covered.



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