Mediterranean treasure hunt,
This review is from: God's Gold: The Quest for the Lost Temple Treasure of Jerusalem (Paperback)
This book tells the interesting story of the author's expedition to find out what happened to the priceless treasure and religious symbols taken from Jerusalem by the Romans after the sack of the Temple of Jerusalem by them in AD70.
Another theory put forward in a different but related book is that Alaric, chief of the Goths, who sacked Rome in AD410 took the gold. This possibility receives scant attention here and I think that the book would be improved if this possibility was considered.
Also at points I felt the book went off on a slight tangent into details that were not necessary for the story (eg the Jewish monastries in the hills and the economy surrounding them).
Overall though it's well worth reading this book.
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