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Returning to Jerusalem

January 1981 As 1981 came to an end, Ron and the boys returned to Jerusalem. Even though it is cold there in the winter, the cave system was always a very comfortable and constant temperature, both in summer as well as winter. The work, however, was beginning to take a toll on all three of them. They all began to …

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The Excavation Begins

January 1979 Ron Wyatt and his sons Ronny and Danny return to Jerusalem and began the excavations. They would eventually remove many tons of rock and debris, sifting through all of it for artifacts: A requirement of the Department of Antiquities which they were happy to comply with. They began by digging straight down along a cliff face, forming a …

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The Ark of the Covenant

AT THIS TIME, WYATT ARCHAEOLOGICAL RESEARCH CAN PROVIDE NO CONCLUSIVE EVIDENCE REGARDING THE DISCOVERY OF THE ARK OF THE COVENANT. Excerpts from and adaptations of the writings of Mrs. Ron (Mary Nell) Wyatt Ron Wyatt claimed that he found the Ark of the Covenant. He was never allowed to provide conclusive evidence. “More and more we are hearing of new …

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August 2006 Excavation Reveals Plastered Enclosure

     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 …

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Archaeological Exploration in Zedekiah’s Cave

Wyatt Archaeological Research announces archaeological exploration in Zedekiah’s Cave – also known as King Solomon’s Quarries. Jerusalem, Israel – September 2011 History: Far beneath the Old City of Jerusalem lies Zedekiah’s Cave, a vast underground quarry thought to have been employed in the building of the temple in Jerusalem. Forgotten for hundreds of years, the cave was rediscovered in 1854 …

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The Glass Finds

A few fragments of glass vessels were found, including the unique cylinder seal from the eighth-seventh centuries BCE. The seal was made of transparent, colorless glass, which is quite rare in such an object; it bears a wheel-cut pattern, depicting a cultic scene. A wide perforation in the center of the cylinder may indicate its secondary use as a bead. …

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OFFICIAL REPORT ISRAEL ANTIQUITIES AUTHORITY

During August 2005 a trial excavation was conducted within the Garden Tomb compound, north of the Damascus Gate (Permit No. A-4549*). The excavation, on behalf of the Antiquities Authority and funded by two foundations from the United States––the Wyatt Archaeological Research (WAR) of Tennessee and the Biblical Archaeology Foundation (BAF) of Texas––was directed by Y. Zelinger, with the assistance of …

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The Ark of the Covenant

The excavations of 2005 and 2006 at the Garden Tomb, in Jerusalem, did not completely confirm the findings as stated by the late Ronald E. Wyatt during his periods of excavation during the years 1979 to 1989. We no longer have the personal account of Ronald Wyatt to help guide us. For these reasons, until further research, the Ark of the …

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We Found It!

In 1984, after his imprisonment in Saudi, Ron had visited with Col. Jim Irwin at his office, and he had told Jim about both the “boat-shaped object” and Jebel el Lawz (Mount Sinai in Arabia). While Jim’s main interest seemed to be in Noah’s Ark exploration, he expressed interest in the site in Saudi and offered any help he could …

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