God's Gold: The Quest for the Lost Temple Treasure of Jerusalem

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In 70 AD, the Roman emperor Vespasian and his son Titus plundered the great Temple of Jerusalem, claiming for themselves a priceless hoard. The golden candelabrum, silver trumpets, the bejeweled Table of the Divine Presence—the central icons of the Jewish faith—were cast adrift in Mediterranean lands and exposed to centuries of turbulent history and the rule of four different civilizations. Only an intriguing trail of clues remains to betray the treasure's ever-changing destiny—a trail eminent archaeologist Dr. Sean Kingsley has followed on one of the most remarkable quests of this or any other age: the search for the final resting place of God's gold.

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A sort of archaeological detective story, God's Gold aims to track down the final resting place of the treasures of the Second Temple taken by the Emperor Titus in AD 71 and portrayed on the Arch of Titus in Rome. Written in the first person, it's an enjoyable read, taking in Rome, Carthage, Constantinople and the Holy Land, introducing the reader to over 500 years of history, finishing with some remarkable conclusions

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Sean Kingsley is a London-based archaeologist with fifteen years' experience running excavations and surveys, from Montenegro to Israel. He is the author of six books, the managing editor of Minerva: The International Review of Ancient Art and Archaeology, and a visiting fellow at the Research Center for Late Antique and Byzantine Studies at Reading University.

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