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To: onedoug
Highly unlikely. The actual Menorah was transported to Constantinople. There are credible reports of it being displayed as late as the 12th century by the Eastern Roman (i.e. "Byzantine") Empire. It vanishes around the time that Crusaders sack the city. So it probably got burned down for its gold sometime around then.

Most of the rest of the Temple treasures were probably looted and burned by the Germanic tribes that sacked Rome repeatedly.

One thing to keep in mind: if the Vatican actually had any of these treasures, don't you think they would have displayed them sometime before it became politically incorrect to do so? Wouldn't their be Churches dedicated to relics from the Temple? Wouldn't the Pope parade the Menorah around to celebrate his belief that the Church is the "true" Israel? The fact that there's no record of any of this happening suggests that the Vatican ain't got squat.

49 posted on 07/19/2007 11:57:03 PM PDT by ChicagoHebrew (Hell exists, it is real. It's a quiet green meadow populated entirely by Arab goat herders.)
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To: ChicagoHebrew

That’s very interesting. Thanks so much for that info.


59 posted on 07/20/2007 6:52:41 AM PDT by onedoug
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