Back to the Beginning: Road Trip Through Biblical History

ABC News' Christiane Amanpour reveals highlights from her journey through the Middle East.
1:25 | 12/28/12

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This is a deeply religious time for so many americans, many marking hanukkah and now christmas. Our global affairs anchor, clift yawn amanpour on a journey. Here now a preview of her special tonight, just one of her discoveries in jerusalem. Reporter: The truth behind so many of these biblical stories that took place here remains so captivatingly elusive. In part because so many answers may be buried underneath what today is a living, breathing city. Discovered by accident in the 19th century when an archaeologist was walking his dog, this massive network of caves and tunnels is known as solomon's quarries. King solomon is the -- founding father of the -- Reporter: It's not a theory shared by archeologists though reminders of solomon, his temple and its destruction almost seep through the walls. Many believe these u8nderground tunnels were used to secretly transport the ark of the covenant out of jerusalem. Are people trying to be detectives, are they trying to uncover something? Well, some people want to find the ark of the covenant. I don't know if somebody will find it. Our christiane amanpour. It was an extraordinary journey last week, and tonight what christiane continued to discover on her journey back to the beginning, part two, tonight at 9:00/8:00 central right here on

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