When was the Ark of the Covenant last seen? September 10, 2012 by Pamela Landy · Filed Under: Religion The wooden chest that contained God’s laws as presented to Moses was taken on its last trip to Jerusalem by King David. Eventually King Solomon put it in the Temple. It disappeared when the Temple was destroyed in 586 B.C. Related PostsHow large was Noah’s Ark?Are any of the animals on Noah’s ark specified in the Bible?What is the time setting of Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)?Who was first approached to play Indiana Jones in Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)?What was the last picture show in The Last Picture Show (1971)?