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August 2006 Excavation Reveals Plastered Enclosure

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The Ark of the Covenant – The earthly throne of the Almighty and a container for the Ten Commandments, the stipulations of His covenant with mankind, which He wrote in stone with His own finger.

The location of the Ark, unknown for thousands of years, has been the subject of great supposition, among Bible students and archaeologists alike. Is it in a cave on Mt. Nebo? – or perhaps concealed beneath a church in Ethiopia? While the speculation continues, there is one man who claimed to have personally seen the Ark of the Covenant – Ron Wyatt. Ron claimed to have located the Ark in Jerusalem, hidden away in a cave system beneath the Calvary escarpment, an area referenced in the Bible as as the place of a skull, the crucifixion site of Yeshua, Jesus of Nazareth – The Christ, The
Messiah of Israel.

Not only did Ron Wyatt claim to have located the Ark, but he also claimed that the crucifixion took place directly above the location of the Ark – that an earthquake at that time opened a fissure between the crucifixion site and that of the Ark – and that the blood of Messiah flowed down through that crack and on to the Mercy Seat of the Ark of the Covenant. The Bible states that without the shedding of blood there is no remission. Ron claimed that just as the blood of sacrificial animals, the blood of Jesus, the lamb that was slain, literally fulfilled the covenant requirement for atonement.

Ron believed that the Garden Tomb was the actual sepulchre that Jesus occupied for only three days and three nights. That tomb is, as the Bible states, only a short distance from the place of a skull and the site Ron determined to be that of the crucifixion; – therefore his investigations and excavations were centered in and around the area of the Garden

In 1989 those excavations were closed and since that time there has been a great deal of speculation and controversy surrounding his findings – controversy that has caused a great deal of anguish for the Garden Tomb Association – for Ron was not able to validate his claims – he passed away in 1999, leaving no conclusive evidence.

Since that time, we at Wyatt Archaeological Research have been making every effort to substantiate his claims – to provide a second witness that would transform supposition into established fact. In 2002, after having received permission from the Garden Tomb Association and the Israel Antiquities Authority, our endeavor began in earnest. The DVD presentations are summaries of a tremendous amount of work that has been done over the past four years – the most labor intensive and expensive projects ever undertaken by Wyatt Archaeological Research. They are dedicated to our Savior and to the scores of volunteer workers and contributors without whom it would have been
impossible to accomplish this monumental task.

Scripture advises us to Prove all things and to hold fast that which is good. The new DVD presentations are based on that premise. That is the commitment of Wyatt Archaeological Research.


  1. Jennifer Streeter

    As of this year, 2015, where are things regarding this endeavor?

    • Jennifer, Please be sure and sign up for the email update newsletter and you will get information regarding this and other events as they change. Thank you so much for your comments and blessings to you as you study.

  2. Incredible.

  3. The ETERNAL be praised. HIS NAME be glorified. May HIS mercy, for which all this mystery was woven, the mercy that has been revealed to us in HIS word…may that mercy be revealed to us…and may we, as many as are chosen, receive it for HIS Glory. And to y’all doing this work, may HIS grace shine upon you and your children.

  4. I’ll be praying for your endeavors.

  5. Amazing

  6. I know not what to say other than to thank you, and bless you for the work you are doing! As an instrument in our Lord and Savior’s work, may he guide and protect you. I appreciate that this work is available to all, and will share with all I know. So many would love to be digging in those pockets with you, searching for those who need more proof. God bless!

  7. I always am blessed when I visit your site and read about Ron Wyatt’s perseverance in the face of ridicule and scoffers. Thank you for maintaining this inspirational site.

  8. Thanks for all your doing. 3rd. John 2. Shalom.

  9. When i first found out about Ron Wyatt’s work, I was glued to all I could could get hold of. I had seen some of his work about the Red Sea Crossing, even the fact that Mt. Siani was actually in Saudi Arabia. Now I am stuck on the Ark of the Covenant and because I also used to make guitars, I plan to build an Ark out of black walnut and only the box from Ron’s description. Of course the gold will not be there but the box will be used for size and comparison. So glad to see what it actually looked like.
    I hope to help you someday with a contribution but I just found out I have a worn out ticker and that will have to wait.
    I have signed up for email notes. Thanks to all and God Bless you all.


    This is just amazing. I cried while I was reading all this information. Jesus Christ is king of kings and Lord of lords. I’ll be praying for you guys. God bless you !

  11. May our Lord bless and fulfill the Word of our Holy Scripture; His Will be done as written.
    Thanks to all those involved.
    Thank you Lord Jesus, for making my way open to your blessing of forgiveness, salvation and eternal life with you. Amen.
    Our Holy Scripture is coming to fruition…Thank you, Lord Jesus.

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