Rientra da Parigi a Gerusalemme per un mostra dedicata alla regina convertita al giudaismo il sarcofago di Elena di Adiabene:


  1. After her conversion, Helena went to Jerusalem to offer up sacrifices at the Temple. She arrived in the city during a drought year in the mid-first century C.E., and threw herself into helping its hungry residents. The large sums of money she invested went to buy bread in Egypt and dried figs in Cyprus. Then she donated a gold chandelier and a gold tablet to the Temple. She traveled frequently between Jerusalem and Adiabene, which is where her life came to an end. After she died, her sarcophagus was brought to Jerusalem for burial. And there it remained in the mausoleum until de Saulcy discovered it.


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