Titus breach the second Wall of Jerusalem

30 May 2020  Sat

Titus was the ruler of the Roman Empire from 79 to 81 AD. A member of the Flavian dynasty, he conquers the Jerusalem in 70.

Titus was born in Rome, to the Emperor Vespasian and Domitilla the Elder. Before becoming emperor, Titus gained renown as a military commander, serving under his father in Judae during the First Jewish Roman War. He succeeded his father upon his death, thus becoming the first Roman Emperor to come the throne after his own biological father.

Today on 30th May in the year 70 AD, Titus and his Roman legions breach the Second Wall of Jerusalem. Jewish defenders retreat to the First Wall. The Romans build a circumvallation, cutting down all trees within fifteen kilometres.

The above shown Roman Denarius depicts the laureate head of Titus on its obverse face. On the other hand, the reverse of a coin commemorates his triumph in the Judaean wars, representing a Jewish captive kneeling in front of a trophy of arms.

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