The wedding guests, perfectly dressed for the occasion, in the modern church of St Mary of Zion in Axum. In the church of St. Mary of Zion in Axum, is an artifact that confirmed its authenticity, add lots of crumbs to Ethiopian legends. Unfortunately, only a living person has seen this artifact. The Ark of the Covenant is, according to the Ethiopian Christians, locked up in this church and only official guardian can enter [non-Orthodox, Ethiopian priests we can not even bring five meters of the fence surrounding the temple] . There is no doubt of the importance of the Ark legend plays in Ethiopian Christianity and few people dare to question it. But, superficially at least, their presence in Axum seems rather unlikely. For those unfamiliar with the Old Testament, the Ark of the Covenant was built by the children of Israel to keep the tablets of the law that God gave to Moses on Mount Sinai. According to the Bible, God gave Moses instructions concerning their design and ornamentation. He was endowed with mortal powers, especially useful during battles. After the Jews to settle in Jerusalem, the Ark was located in a temple built by [King] Solomon in the tenth century BC, where he remained until the temple was destroyed by the Babylonians in 587 BC At the time he was in Jerusalem, the Ark was the most precious object of the Jewish faith, the virtual personification of God, and in many biblical passages refer to it simply as Lord. After the destruction of Solomon's temple, disappeared. Despite many attempts to recover during the subsequent centuries, was never found.