Curses, madness and death: our real life raiders of the Ark of the Covenant

Caleb Cluff
Updated September 20 2021 - 9:19am, first published September 19 2021 - 4:00pm

As amazing stories go, this one has all the trimmings. A plan to loot ancient treasures and recover the Ark of the Covenant, secret maps and cyphers, an expedition to Jerusalem comprising the sons of one of Australia's richest colonists, a covert plan to dig under a holy shrine, curses, madness and death - and the promise of untold wealth.

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Caleb Cluff

Caleb Cluff

Senior Journalist, The Courier

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