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The article suggests that it is remotely possible that wood from Solomon’s temple was brought to Rome in AD 70, later used in churches there and potentially salvaged and used in the piano. But the temple destroyed by the Romans was the Second Temple, begun in 516 BC and refurbished and expanded by Herod the Great, on the site of Solomon’s Temple, which was utterly destroyed in 587 BC by Nebuchadnezzar.

Avner Carmi was my cousin. After I had become a BAR־MITsVA, he came to our house. He gave me a reel of recorded music; I loved listening to the music that had emanated from Avner Carmi’s piano. As I grew up, my father, as well Avner’s cousin, would speak to me of our cousin Avner Carmi, and, of course, his famous piano.