“Gold treasure trove unearthed at base of Temple Mount”

9 Sep

I have been fascinated for years with the stories about the Temple in Jerusalem. Can you imagine the awe of holding in ones hand a 10-centimeter solid gold medallion emblazoned with a menorah and other Jewish iconography,”?

Joel C. Rosenberg's Blog

(Washington, D.C.) — Readers familiar with my novel, The Copper Scroll, will recall the enormous treasure trove of gold found underneath the Temple Mount. The novel was based on an actual ancient description on a mysterious Dead Sea Scroll — reported on the front page of the New York Times on June 1, 1956 — that was made of copper, describing what could be billions of dollars in treasures hidden in obscure locations throughout Jerusalem and the land of Israel.

The treasures — which some speculate may come from the Second Temple period — have never been found. It was a fascinating project to research, including going to see the actual copper scroll at a museum in Amman, Jordan. The result was a thriller inspired in part from Raiders of the Lost Ark, partly from National Treasure, and partly from The Bourne Identity, but mostly on the true story of the scroll and its mystery. 

I loved working…

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