Photo by Erich Lessing

ON THE COVER: Garlanded Romans parade victoriously with the Menorah, the candelabrum from the Jerusalem Temple, in this closeup of the Arch of Titus. The arch commemorates what the Romans considered one of their greatest triumphs: the suppression of the Jewish Revolt in 70 A.D. and the sacking of Jerusalem and its Temple. But what became of the many sacred relics carried off as booty to Rome? Author Steven Fine tracks the last-known reports regarding these items in “The Temple Menorah—Where Is It?”