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Old 01-21-2019, 06:47 PM
 
Location: Central New Jersey
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Just another scripted reality show is all.
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Old 01-22-2019, 11:10 AM
 
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The article says it "might" show the Ark of the Covenant. A number of articles I've read says the Arch of Titus shows the temple menorah and the table of shewbread (which always held loaves as an offering) to the right of it being carried off -- it does not include the Ark of the Covenant.

https://newyorkessays.com/essay-arch-of-titus/

The Ark disappears from the Biblical texts after the first temple is destroyed and there's no mention of its fate - which suggests to me that the account of it being hidden in a cave in 2 Maccabees 2 might be accurate. Having spoken at length with Ethiopian friends on the subject, I wouldn't be surprised if Graham Hancocks' account were at least partially accurate - at least the part about it being spirited away to the Jewish community Elephantine Island then somehow falling into the hands of the Ethiopian Christians.
IDK, if the Ark of the Covenant, spear of destiny, or some other relic like that was there, I think we would see all kinds of crazy, supernatural phenomenon going on in the area. Mankind today could not responsibly handle relics like that, they would certainly be used in evil, immoral ways imo.
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Old 01-22-2019, 01:43 PM
 
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Funding must be coming from somewhere other than one of the brother's private funds. They mention tours, so that maybe be part of the income. But all that heavy equipment has to be really expensive. I suppose some of the personnel time could be donated just to get on television.
I read that the Canadian Government or the Nova Scotia Government maybe, give them a grant each season to help with costs, and like other reality shows, such as Gold Rush, they get equipment and other items donated from companies for free advertising, plus, like people mentioned, they (the cast) get paid X amount of dollars per episode, which they can use to reinvest in the show if they wish.

I think as long as the ratings stay high/respectable, and they keep bringing in the ad dollars/revenue, they will milk the story as much as they can, even if they find no big fancy treasure.
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Old 01-22-2019, 06:34 PM
 
Location: The Driftless Area, WI
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[quote=Vasily;54212637]The article says it "might" show the Ark of the Covenant. A number of articles I've read says the Arch of Titus shows the temple menorah and the table of shewbread (which always held loaves as an offering) to the right of it being carried off -- it does not include the Ark of the Covenant.

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Check out the picture of the Arch of Titus labelled "Temple of Solomon." The menorah is obvious, the shrewbread staff is just to the right of that and farther to the right is an oblong structure with horizontal poles for carrying it-- just as the Ark is always depicted. Weathered carvings on top of box could be wings of the Cherubim. (What's a cherubim supposed to look like?)


If the priests had hidden the Ark, why didn't they also hide the much more portable golden menorah?
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Old 01-23-2019, 08:58 AM
 
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Re: Ark of the Covenant-- it's documented for all to see on the Arch of Titus in the Roman forum that those golden menorahs & the Ark were carried off to Rome, and no doubt melted down to be added to the Emperor's treasury.
https://www.ancient.eu/article/499/t...of-titus-rome/


Re: the Chalice-- The Holy Grail, of course, never existed. JC & His Posse were poor beatniks. Where were they gunna get some fancy-schmancy goblet? They just passed the bottle of Ripple back & forth like hippies have been doing for eons.


At Oak Island, these showmen did find evidence that sailing ship(s) from the 17th century did visit this crummy little rock in the ocean. Pirates may well have left their treasures buried there in one or more places. Who else was going to stop anywhere in Nova Scotia unless they wanted to get away? If you had a ship & no obligations, would ever go anywhere but stay in the Caribbean unless you had a good reason?
The Caribbean sounds great until you remember there is no air conditioning or misquito netting back then.
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Old 01-23-2019, 09:14 AM
 
Location: Swiftwater, PA
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The Caribbean sounds great until you remember there is no air conditioning or misquito netting back then.
It would not surprise me if there were not a fair share of the little blood suckers up there. I know that I have been chewed up in Arcadia and that is not too far south of Oak Island. Of course one would not have to worry in the colder months.

As far as air conditioning: It's harder to live without when you have lived with it. People do become acclimated to warm or cold as time passes. I have pulled into Miami freight yards late at night and started sweating as soon as I got out my cab. The watchmen and women were dressed in hoodies and complaining about the cold - I think it was in the low 80s!

So how much treasure did they find last night? While not paying attention; it looked like they found some more rocks. Who would have thought that you could find a rock under the ground!
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Old 01-23-2019, 02:41 PM
 
Location: Greenville, SC
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Re: the Chalice-- The Holy Grail, of course, never existed. JC & His Posse were poor beatniks. Where were they gunna get some fancy-schmancy goblet? They just passed the bottle of Ripple back & forth like hippies have been doing for eons.
They poured wine into bowls and drank from them in the occupied Holy Land. Here are a couple of examples:

http://www.ancientartifax.com/images...ised_bowls.jpg

The Holy Grail was, therefore, a simple pottery bowl. Jesus and His followers may have been beatniks, but they had class.
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Old 01-26-2019, 02:31 PM
 
Location: Mckinney
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Stupid show and it still pulls me in to watch. Grrr. Guy with the little metal detector finds more stuf then all the earth moving machines combined. LMAO
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Old 01-26-2019, 04:35 PM
 
Location: Gray Court, SC
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Stupid show and it still pulls me in to watch. Grrr. Guy with the little metal detector finds more stuf then all the earth moving machines combined. LMAO
I think he plants it there.
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Old 01-26-2019, 06:01 PM
 
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I think he plants it there.
It does make you wonder, with all the "hits" he keeps getting, but then the ground or the moss/rocks don't really seem that disturbed prior to digging, unless it's some sleight of hand?

Having a cousin in reality TV (not this show) who does directing and producing and having read about how fake/staged American Pickers is, it does seem they (Gary/film crew) are amazingly "lucky".

Of course they only show when things are discovered, but if they are truly finding these things, they must have hundreds or thousands of hours of footage of absolutely nothing, if you know what I mean! Must stink for the grunt/PA logging all that footage.
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