salem, and, with the book of the law, the veil of the temple, and other spoils, were carried in the triumph.
The fate of these sacred relics is rather interesting.
Josephus says, that the veil and books of the law were deposited in the Palatium, and the rest of the spoils in the Temple of Peace.
When that was burnt, in the reign of Commodus, these treasures were saved, and they were afterwards carried off by Genseric to Africa.
Belisarius recovered them, and brought them to Constantinople, A. D. 520.
Procopius informs us, that a Jew, who saw them, told an acquaintance of the emperor that it would not be advisable to carry them to the palace at Constantinople, as they could not remain anywhere else, but where Solomon had placed them.
This, he said, was the reason why Genseric had taken the Palace at Rome, and the Roman army had in turn taken that of the Vandal kings.
Upon this, the emperor was so alarmed. that he sent the whole of them to the Christian churches at Jerusalem.
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