Oh man, Peter!
Please re-read Charles' on-line book. The Ark of the Covenant was pure 18th dynasty religion. It had nothing to do with the 4th dynasty - although, methinks, gold was the source of their wealth as well. It always is!
I might have mentioned on Caesar's Messiah website that I think that Titus, yes Titus, was a christian but I think any gold taken from Jerusalem was melted down almost immediately to pay for his troops. See, war in ancient times was capitalistic, a general offered a share in the spoils to get troops to sign on during his campaigns. No promise of sharing - no campaigns!
So unfortunately, the golden candelabra and such from Jerusalem is long gone. Just like the gold of the Ark has been used for other purposes!!
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