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Tara and the Ark of the Covenant: A Search for the Ark of the Covenant by British Israelites on the Hill of Tara (1899-1902)

Tara and the Ark of the Covenant A Search for the Ark of the Covenant by British Israelites on the Hill of Tara During and members of the British Israel Association of London came to County Meath to dig up the Hill of Tara These British Israelites believed they would find buried there the Ark of the

  • Title: Tara and the Ark of the Covenant: A Search for the Ark of the Covenant by British Israelites on the Hill of Tara (1899-1902)
  • Author: Mairead Carew
  • ISBN: 9780954385521
  • Page: 213
  • Format: Hardcover
  • During 1899 and 1902, members of the British Israel Association of London came to County Meath to dig up the Hill of Tara These British Israelites believed they would find buried there the Ark of the Covenant, the chest said to contain the Ten Commandments inscribed on stone tablets Their strange and unlawful activity provoked a protest from cultural figures such as WiDuring 1899 and 1902, members of the British Israel Association of London came to County Meath to dig up the Hill of Tara These British Israelites believed they would find buried there the Ark of the Covenant, the chest said to contain the Ten Commandments inscribed on stone tablets Their strange and unlawful activity provoked a protest from cultural figures such as William Butler Yeats, Douglas Hyde and Maud Gonne who lit a bonfire and sang A nation once again on Tara The Press supported their protests, making this the first media campaign to save a national monument This book tells the story of the British Israelite excavations on Tara in its archaelogical, historical, cultural and political context Who were the excavators Was their mission entirely eccentric, or part of the deeper story of class acrimony and emergent nationalism How successful was the backlash Historian and archaeologist Mairead Carew pieces together the narrative of Tara and the Ark in lively and meticulous detail, showing how the clash between the British Israelites and the cultural nationalists represented colonialism versus emergent nationalism While the British Israelites dreamt of sacred treasure, the Irish patriots battled to save a national monument, making this than just a strange interlude in history.

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