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This book covers a search for the Ark of the Covenant by British-Israelites on the Hill of Tara (1899-1902). A group known as the British-Israelites dug the Hill of Tara in their quest to find the Ark of the Covenant between the years 1899 and 1902. What were their reasons for doing so, and were they successful? And what was the "Great Irish-Hebraic-cryptogramic hieroglyph" and the Freemason connection?Arthur Griffith campaigned against the British-Israelite explorations and what he saw as the destruction of a national monument (the first of its kind). He protested on Tara in the company of William Butler Yeats, George Moore and Douglas Hyde, despite being ordered off the site by a man wielding a rifle. Maud Gonne made her colourful protest against the explorations by lighting a bonfire on Tara and singing "A nation once again", much to the consternation of the landlord and the police. This book describes the story of the British-Israelite excavations on Tara and places them in their archaelogical, historical, cultural and political context.
GILL & MACMILLAN
|Dimensjoner||17,5cm x 26cm x 2,3cm||Vekt||771 gram|
|Leverandør||Bertram Trading Ltd||Emner og form||British & Irish history, 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000, Folklore, myths & legends|