DonRobbinsNewC: On Joseph Smith And The Ark of the Covenant (Startling Facts!). The yellow parts are gold. There are no wings on the top. The wing is fitted into the side.
Apparently another wing was placed on the wall of the room it set in.
The wings were probably mounted on top for ceremonies.
There are no visible scratches or smudges on the surface, at all!
The cloth is in mint condition!
There is no dust or cobwebs on the Ark or table!
It set in a hole under ground for hundreds of years.
There was no sign of any damage.
In truth, the location was known by the British and the Vatican.
The close approximation of the hiding place that was chosen by those who took the treasure out of Europe, to where Joseph Smithwanted to settle in Missouri, leads me to believe that he was killed because the treasure hunters thought he knew where the Ark of the Covenant and treasure was.