Titus attack the walls of Jerusalem

12 Jul 2019  Fri

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 the in the year 70 AD, The armies of Titus attack the walls of Jerusalem after six months of battle. Three days later they breach the walls, which enables the army to destroy the Second Temple. For this achievement Titus was awarded a triumph; the Arch of Titus commemorates his victory to this day.

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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