Pompey Enters the Holy of Holies
work The Histories Cornelius Tacitus recorded:
control of Judaea was first established by Gnaeus Pompey. As
victor he claimed the right to enter the Temple, and this
incident gave rise to the common impression that it
contained no representation of the deity - the sanctuary was
empty and the Holy of Holies untenanted."
Tacitus, "The Histories" Book 5: 11-12