date to Solomon's time
Wyatt did not reveal publicly all the information he had gathered,
but a few details are now emerging.
the chamber was all the main furniture from Solomon's Temple, the
most significant being the Ark of the Covenant, containing the
stone tablets upon which were written the 10 Commandments.
following statement is made about the ivory pomegranate (right)
alongside its display in the Israel Museum Jerusalem.
pomegranate displayed here is a sensational discovery, of great
significance to the history and archaeology of ancient Israel. It
bears an incised inscription in the ancient Hebrew script: 'Sacred
donation for the priests of (in) the House of Yahweh' "...our
pomegranate is the only known surviving object from the First
Temple, built by King Solomon in Jerusalem."
in the chamber Ron found:
Table of Shewbread
The 7-Branch Candlestick
Altar of Incense
The Golden Censer
there were other miscellaneous items dating to pre-Babylonian
very large sword (1.57m)
Numerous oil lamps
A brass ring
a subsequent trip, Ron removed the pomegranate from the chamber,
and it is now displayed in the Israel Museum in Jerusalem. The
inscription on it has been dated to the first temple period.
Museum visitors are informed that this pomegranate is from King
Wyatt also searched for and successfully unearthed the original
tunnel entrance through which the Ark was secreted from Jerusalem.
Beneath Jerusalem is an ancient underground quarry known as
Zedekiah's cave. Back in 1854 when the quarry was rediscovered, a
carving of a cherub was found, dating to the period of the
Quite possibly this carving is the
origin of the Jewish tradition, recorded in Maccabees, stating
that some of the men
involved with hiding the Temple items marked the route. Near the
location of this carving in 1989 Ron Wyatt found the tunnel
through which the Ark had been secreted out of Jerusalem.
Ark of the Covenant and the Spirit of Prophecy for SDA's
to see youtube clip of Ark of the Covenant discovery