A collection of sacred artifacts looted by the Romans from the Temple of Jerusalem and long suspected of being hidden in the vaults of the Vatican are actually in the Holy Land, according to British archeologist Sean Kingsley.
He claims that the trumpets, gold candelabra, and the bejeweled Table of the Divine Presence were among pieces shipped to Rome after the looting in 70 CE of the Temple, the most sacred building in the Jewish faith. After a decade of research into ancient texts and archeological sources, Kingsley has reconstructed the treasure’s route. It left Rome in the 5th century and was taken to Carthage, Constantinople, and Algeria before being hidden in the Judean wilderness beneath the Monastery of Theodosius.
To read a post I wrote about the looted treasures of the Jewish Temple of Jerusalem, Judaism’s holiest site, click here.