Tuesday, September 26, 2006

"Treasures looted by Rome 'are back in the Holy Land'"

See the article: Treasures looted by Rome 'are back in the Holy Land'
A COLLECTION of sacred artefacts 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 a British archaeologist...

He has discovered that it was taken to Carthage, Constantinople and Algeria before being hidden in the Judaean wilderness, beneath the Monastery of Theodosius...

Emperor Vespasian ordered the destruction of the Temple at Jerusalem after a Jewish revolt and Roman forces took about 50 tons of gold, silver and precious art to Rome.


  1. I must have missed the controversy being manufactured. I read that story in Procopius almost thirty years ago. It's not like it's something new, except in the mind of some reporter or "scholar" who thinks no one has ever heard of Procopius.

  2. I've never heard of this controversy. I just assumed that the artifacts from the looted Temple were just lost to history, with barbarian invasions and such.

    Unfortunately, there has been so much esoteric alternative history about this which confuses the matter.

  3. Maybe the controversy only existed in Mr. Kingsley's publicity seeking head? Seems to be a real piee of work. I'm glad you pointed this one out. I haven't gotten a laugh like this from "original research" since Dan Brown.