The Temple Of Jerusalem: The extraordinary history of a site sacred to Jews, Christians and Muslims (Wonders of the World)
The Temple was the central religious site of the ancient Jews, a wonder of the ancient world. It was destroyed in the 70s C.E. by the Roman Emperor Titus as part of the crushing of revolt in Judaea. Since then the Temple and its site have had a unique hold on our imagination - a longing for the Jews; a central metaphor of Christian thought (the Holy Sepulchre); an icon for Muslims (the Dome of the Rock). Simon Goldhill explores its history and its changing use in a religious, political and cultural context: a story that from the Crusades onwards has helped form the modern political world.