Clash of Civilisations
In May 66AD, Jerusalem was not only the centre of Jewish aspirations and expression (religious and national) but also one of the most magnificent and renowned cities of the time. But from that time, the Romans unleashed successive waves of plunder and destruction until 70AD; by then the city was destroyed. In another 60 years, the destruction was complete and Emperor Hadrian built a new city on the ruins of the old. The humiliation of the Jews was complete when they were forbidden even to enter the city. The fabled Temple of Jerusalem was completely destroyed; the Jews ...
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