This was one of the most popular legends in the Middle Ages. A tree from Paradise found its way into the hands of Solomon, who honored it until he was told that from it would hang a man who would destroy the kingdom. He hid it at the bottom of a pool, which had dried out at the time of Jesus’ execution. See A. Wilmart, “La légende du bois de la croix,” Revue Biblique 36 (1927), pp. 226–236; and Wilkinson, Jerusalem Pilgrimage, p. 75.