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Alaric, King of the Visigoths, died in 410 A.D., a few months after he conquered and plundered Rome. The Visigoths, who believed that gold was important to have in the next world, buried him with fabulous riches in a secret location near Cosenza, Southern Italy. Modern scholars suppose that, while in Rome, Alaric seized the sacred treasure of the Jews, which had been captured by the Romans of Titus in 70 A.D. It has been speculated that the massive, golden Menorah of the Jerusalem Temple, shown on the spine and on the front cover, might be buried with Alaric. King Alaric's campaigns played a significant role in the gradual dismemberment of the Western Roman Empire, which in turn led to the foundation of the Western European nations and the spread of the Judeo-Christian civilization all over the globe. The disastrous decisions of Emperor Honorius, an intolerant Christian suspected of psychiatric disorder, contributed to the fury of Alaric and gave the Papacy the first opportunity to intervene in secular politics.
Many treasure hunters, including Reichs Führer-SS Heinrich Himmler, have tried in vain to find Alaric's grave, which has an inestimable archaeological, historical and symbolic value for the entire Judeo-Christian world. Three amateur archaeologists from Cosenza discovered a site, which, in their opinion, is the final resting place of the King. Could this be it?
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Book Description Virtualbookworm.com Publishing, 2004. Paperback. Condition: Used: Good. Seller Inventory # SONG1589395743