What was in the Ark of the Covenant?
Only the two tables of Moses
There was nothing in the ark save the two tables of stone, which Moses put there at Horeb, when the LORD made a covenant with the children of Israel, when they came out of the land of Egypt. 1 Kings 8:9
The tables of Moses, a golden pot filled with manna, and Aaron's budded rod.
The ark of the covenant overlaid round about with gold, wherein was the golden pot that had manna, and Aaron's rod that budded, and the tables of the covenant. Hebrews 9:4