The Arch of Titus
'Jerusalem and its temple were destroyed by the Romans under Titus, A.D. 70. The next year, in Rome, Titus celebrated his triumph, together with his father, Emperor Vespasian. Seven hundred Jewish prisoners were marched in the triumphal procession. Loads of the spoils of war were also paraded, including temple treasures. Titus himself became emperor, from A.D. 79 to 81, and after his death a large monument, THE ARCH OF TITUS, was completed and dedicated divo Tito ('to the deified Titus'). His triumphant procession is represented in bas-relief, carved on each side of the passage through the Arch. On the one side there are depicted the Roman soldiers, without weapons and crowned with laurels, carrying the sacred furniture from Jerusalem's temple. This includes the seven-branched lampstand and the table of showbread, upon which the sacred trumpets are seen resting. The relief on the other side of the passage shows the victorious Titus, standing in a car drawn by four horses, and conducted by a woman representing the city of Rome. Each year thousands of sightseers view this triumphal Arch of Titus, which still stands in Rome as SILENT TESTIMONY to the FULFILLMENT OF JESUS' PROPHECY and the terrible execution of [YEHOVAH's] judgment upon rebellious Jerusalem.
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