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February 19, 2022

Jerusalem Burning


Frieze panel showing triumphant Romans carrying the seven-branched menorah from the Temple of Jerusalem from the Arch of Titus, Rome © Werner Forman Archive/Getty Images.
Frieze panel showing triumphant Romans carrying the seven-branched menorah from the Temple of Jerusalem from the Arch of Titus, Rome © Werner Forman Archive/Getty Images.

The Roman general Titus was napping when the news came. His soldiers were inside the walls of the Temple compound in Jerusalem. Rousing himself, Titus rushed to the Temple. After months of frustrated fighting beneath the scorching summer sun he found himself a few feet away from the doors of the Temple building itself.

Katie Holyoak February 17, 2022 at 02:58PM

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