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Ark of the Covenant Expedition with Bob Cornuke in January of 2018

January 16 - 25, 2018

An expedition to a mysterious land, a quest for a lost relic, and a renowned archaeologist to lead the way! This is your chance take the adventure of a lifetime. International explorer Bob Cornuke is leading a Christian tour to Ethiopia on the trail of the Ark of the Covenant!

What could be better than combining the adventure of an expedition to follow the route of the Ark of the Covenant with fellowship, hippos, alligators, monkeys, the stirring worship of Timket festival, the mystery of hidden ancient Biblical manuscripts, the leadership of Bob Cornuke and more! We will stay in lovely lodges in various places, including on Lake Tana, Lalibela and Axum – plus the optional mountains of Gheralta. See why the TV series, Expedition Unknown found these sites to be worthy of highlighting in their show that was aired in March 2017. You will be amazed at the First Temple traditions that are being played out even today. On your visit to Ethiopia, you will learn of how this country is tied into the Israel of today and its promise of the future hope. Tour dates are January 16 - 25, 2018 with an optional pre-trip extension to Gheralta from January 12 - 17. Book now to join a journey that will be unlike any other!

Space is limited! Reserve your space now, just $2,980 plus airfare. There is an extension to Gheralta before the tour and that pre-trip extension adds $1,369 to the trip.


Itinerary at a Glance

Jan 16Depart Washington, DC, Dulles at 10:30AM
Jan 17Axum, ancient Lion of Judah etching
Jan 18Axum, Timket festival, Stele Square, Saint Mary of Zion (Ark of the Covenant)
Jan 19Axum, Timket festival, Queen of Sheba Palace, tomb of one of the Kings
Jan 20Lalibela, Pilgrimage places for “Jerusalem of Africa”, visit UNESCO protected rock hewn churches.
Jan 21Yemrehanna Kristos
Jan 22Bahir Dar, Blue Nile Falls
Jan 23Tana Kirkos Island
Jan 24Nile fishing trip, depart this evening
Jan 25Arrival back in Washington, DC, Dulles 7:30AM



Jan 12Depart Washington, DC, Dulles at 10:30AM
Jan 13Arrive Mek’ele
Jan 14Salt and camel markets, Adigrat (similar to Grand Canyon)
Jan 15Rock churches Gheralta, Queen of Sheba mines
Jan 16“Sleeping Beauty” discovery, Daniel Korkor
Jan 17Wukro, Abraha Atsbeha monastery, Yeha Temple, Garima, Debre Damo


Robert Cornuke - a former police investigator and SWAT team member - is a biblical investigator, international explorer, lecturer and author of nine books.He has participated in over fifty expeditions around the world searching for lost locations described in the Bible. These journeys include searching for the real Mount Sinai in Egypt and Saudi Arabia, looking for the remains of Noah’s ark in Turkey with astronaut Jim Irwin (Eighth man to walk on the moon) and researching ancient Assyrian and Babylonian flood accounts in Iran. He has followed ancient accounts of the Ark of the Covenant from Israel to Egypt and across Ethiopian highlands.

Bob has appeared on National Geographic Channel, CBS, NBC’s Dateline, Good Morning America, CNN, MSNBC, Fox, ABC, History Channel and Ripley’s Believe It or Not. He has traveled across Afghanistan during US bombing strikes on a video/photographic assignment and was invited by the President’s staff to conduct a Bible study for White House personnel.

Bob is currently president of the Bible Archaeology Search and Exploration (BASE) Institute located in Colorado Springs, CO. He also serves as special adviser for the National Council on Bible Curriculum in Public Schools.

Bob Cornuke on The Search for the Ark of the Covenant


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