The lost Menorah from the Temple of Jerusalem

The Jewish Menorah is one of the world’s most sacred artifacts. This man-size lampstand with 7 arms, made from one block of massive gold, became an iconic symbol for the Jewish people and still features on the coat of arms of Israel today.

According to the bible, the Menorah was forged to God’s own specifications by Moses. The legendary king Solomon placed it inside the Holy of Holiest, the inner sanctum of the Temple of Jerusalem, where it gave its light to the Ark of the Covenant, a box-shaped device with two golden cherubs on it, through which it was said the high priest could talk directly to God. By the 5th century AD, traces of both objects had disappeared from the official record, and both are assumed lost.

Or are they?