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Jerusalem falls to Roman Rule (70 AD)

The Siege of Jerusalem in the year 70 CE was the decisive event of the First Jewish–Roman War, in which the Roman army captured the city of Jerusalem and destroyed both the city and its Temple. The Roman army, led by the future Emperor Titus, with Tiberiu

The siege of the city began on 14 April 70 CE, three days before the beginning of Passover that year.

The siege lasted for over four months, with the battle for the city lasting for close to another week after that.

The siege ended on 30 August 70 CE, with the burning and destruction of the Second Temple, and the Romans entered and sacked the Lower City.


The destruction of both the First and Second Temples is still mourned annually during the Jewish fast on Tisha B'Av. The Arch of Titus, celebrating the Roman sack of Jerusalem and the Temple, still stands in Rome.


The conquest of the city was complete on 8 September 70 CE.

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