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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.

About the Author

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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MuppetManda, August 23, 2013 (view all comments by MuppetManda)
Anyone looking for a deeper understanding of Jewish history from the fall of the Temple will enjoy this modern day treasure hunt. Lots of history, but sometimes a bit too much, leading the author into very dry recitation of ancient text that could have been paraphrased. Overall an interesting read, although the resolution to the search for the temple treasure leaves something to be desired. Don't let the book cover full you - this is no Indiana Jones adventure - but it is a decent book.
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A Quest for the Lost Temple Treasures of Jerusalem
Kingsley, Sean
by Sean Kingsley
Harper Perennial
Ancient - General
Middle East - Israel
Judaism - Rituals & Practice
World History-Ancient History
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