The precise nature of this “treasure” was never officially described, and varies in the different printed accounts. In the London Times of May 5, 1911, it is “the treasure of the tombs of David and Solomon.” In the New York Times of May 4, 1911, it is “the treasure of the Jewish kings, and ancient tablets which will set to rest all doubts concerning the resurrection of Christ.” This was amended in a later edition (May 5), which reported that the expedition was seeking “the gold encrusted Ark of the Covenant.”