Inside the Most Holy Place was the magnificent Ark of the Covenant. Its measurements were 2.5 cubits (3.75 feet) long, 1.5 cubits (2.25 feet) wide and high. It consisted of a rectangular chest made of acacia wood and overlaid with gold. The Mercy Seat was a lid which closed the Ark from above (click the Mercy Seat to raise it up.) Inside the Ark were the two tablets of the law of God, the golden pot of manna and the budding rod of Aaron.   More...