The Second Temple of Solomon as it appeared in the first century A.D.
The First Temple was begun by King David about 3,000 years ago as a sanctuary for the Ark of the Covenant. The Temple was still unfinished when David died. But his son, King Solomon, saw construction through to the finish.
It was destroyed by the Babylonians around 600 B.C., and later restored. The Second Temple was built by King Herod on the same site, around 30 B.C.