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Siege of Jerusalem (70 CE)

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14th April 70 CE: Titus begins the Siege of Jerusalem

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August 4, 70 A.D.: Romans Destroy the Second Temple of Jerusalem

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History of Jerusalem since its Destruction

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Today In History: Roman Siege of Jerusalem

The Siege of Jerusalem in the year 70 CE was the decisive event of the First Jewish–Roman War. The Roman army, led by the future Emperor Titus, with Tiberius Julius Alexander as his second-in-command, besieged and conquered the city of Jerusalem, which had been controlled by Judean rebel factions since 66 CE, following the Jerusalem riots of 66, when the Judean Free Government was formed in Jerusalem.