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Discovering the Ark of the Covenant will immediately create a Temple in every one of your cities that does not have one. Cities that already have Temples will immediately receive Cathedrals to replace their Temples! This is a great way to start a Cultural Victory!
Civilopedia Entry Edit
According to legends, the original Ten Commandments, as dictated to Moses by God, were placed in a great chest that became known as the Ark of the Covenant. The Ark was said to have fantastic powers. In the battle at Jericho, the Ark was carried around the city for six days, while priests blew rams horns and shouted. On the seventh day, the impenetrable walls of Jericho simply collapsed, bringing immediate victory to the Ark's bearers.
Fun Fact Edit
- The Ark, after many journeys, is said to have finally come to rest within the Temple of Solomon in Jerusalem. What happened to the Ark when the Temple was destroyed by Nebuchadnezzar in 586 BC, no one knows. Some believe the Babylonian king took it with him back to Babylon, only to lose it shortly after, while others believe that it had been hidden in anticipation of the attack. Except in movies, the Ark remains lost to this day.
- According the Bible, the Philistines, a tribe neighboring the Israelites, managed to steal the Ark of the Covenant. Yet when they placed it within their temple, their people grew ill and were afflicted with tumors until the Ark was returned to the Israelites.