On This Day

Historical Events in 70 AD

  • May 31 Rome captures 1st wall of the city of Jerusalem

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Jun 5 Titus and his Roman legions breach the middle wall of Jerusalem

Roman Emperor Titus
Roman Emperor
Titus
  • Jul 1 Roman General Titus and his forces set up battering rams to assault the walls of Jerusalem
  • Aug 8 Tower of Antonia destroyed by Romans
  • Aug 10 Second Temple in Jerusalem set on fire by Roman army under Titus during the capture of the city (approx)
  • Sep 7 Roman army under General Titus occupies and plunders Jerusalem
  • Sep 27 Walls of upper city of Jerusalem battered down by Roman army