Thanks for the answers.
Does somebody other than the guardian get to ever see the Ark? I heard all the guardians suffer from cataracts just before dying and that this might be proof of the great light emanating from the Ark spoken of in scripture. I believe its the real Ark by the way. Here's why: the modern scholarly fable is that the Portuguese thought the Ark was in Ethiopia and then Ethiopans believed that from the Portuguese, but the Portuguese tell me that the Ethiopans told THEM about the Ark not the other way round. Also Kebra Negast, King Menelik and the priests fleeing from Mannaseh. I believe its the real Ark.
I would also say though that there is a lot of historical evidence to suggest that the Ark is in Ethiopia. Tana Kirkos monastery on Lake Tana in Ethiopia has many ancient artifacts that would suggest that Levite priests were there and there are also some key holes in the ground that once held poles and they measure to the same size as what the tabernacle was. I also believe that the Ethiopian Church has it.