Some children sell souvenirs on the doors of the church of St Mary of Zion in Axum. The holiest shrine in Ethiopia is the Church of St. Mary of Zion in Axum town, there Ethiopians say that is the true Ark of the Covenant of the people of Israel, and is mentioned in the Old Testament ...'S ARK the Alliance in the Old Testament Yahweh himself gave instructions to Moses to build the ark. These instructions were followed to the letter by Bezaleel and other "working men who had expertise Yahweh" who not only built the Holy Ark, but also worked on the development of the Tabernacle, the menorah, the costumes of the priests, the sacred table, the objects for which it was intended, etc.. When it was finished, and the tablets of the law within them, according to Exodus (40, 20), and Aaron's rod part of the outfit that she was saved, according to numbers (17, 10), the Ark began to occupy a prominent place in the Holy of Holies of the Tabernacle, the portable temple of the Israelites during their exodus in search of the Promised Land, thus becoming a real talisman representing God's covenant with his people, when no one's material embodiment of the LORD. The Ark of the Covenant, was considered a representation of God's Throne of Heaven on Earth. According to tradition, after the death of Salvador the skies darkened and the earth trembled, crumbling the foundation of the cross and opening a crack to the Ark chamber. When the Roman centurion Longinus thrust the spear into Jesus' side, the last drops of blood were falling on the Mercy.