March 9th, 2010
Peter John Glynn
The Lost Jewish Tribe of Lemba ( the ancestors of 7 priests who journeyed south ) has been unearthed in Zimbabwe, with geneticists saying the tribe , numbering 80,000, have a common ancestor from the time of Moses.
They also have a special and fascinating artifact which has recently gone on display.
" The oral traditions of the Lemba say that the ngoma lungundu is the Biblical wooden Ark made by Moses, and that centuries ago a small group of men began a long journey carrying it from Yemen to southern Africa. " reports the BBC.
Professor Tudor Parfitt states:
"Many people say that the story is far-fetched, but the oral traditions of the Lemba have been backed up by science."
Tests have put the ngoma at 700 years of age - old, but not ancient enough to be of biblical proportions. However, Prof. Parfitt has an explanation, his hypothesis being that the ngoma was used in battles, and would explode and be rebuilt.
Tantalizing news and one to get every Indy fan demanding a sequel.
Full Report HERE