Arch of Titus

Sack of Jerusalem, Arch of Titus circa 82 CE, Marble, Rome.

The Arch of Titus is a triumphal arch built in Rome by the Emperor Domitian to commemorate his brother Titus' victories including the Siege of Jerusalem in 70 CE. One panel depicts the spoils taken from the Temple in Jerusalem. The golden candelabrum or Menorah is the main focus and is carved in deep relief. Other sacred objects are also carried in the triumphal procession. The Arch of Titus is the oldest surviving arch in Rome and provides one of the few contemporary depictions of Temple Period artifacts.

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Built in Rome circa 82 CE by the Emperor Domitian to commemorate his brother Titus' victories including the Siege of Jerusalem in 70 CE.

The seven-armed candelabrum that stood in the Jerusalem temple; the rekindling of the menorah when the Maccabees rededicated the temple is celebrated during the Jewish festival of Hanukkah.

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