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Jerusalem Booty Detail

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Jerusalem Booty Detail
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View looking south at the relief carved on the southern pier of the Arch of Titus in Rome that depicts the procession of booty taken from Titus’ capture of Jerusalem in A.D. 70.

From right to left note the representation of a Triumphal Gate with two chariot groups on top of it (enlarge image to view details).  To the left of this are two crossed (silver) trumpets taken from the Temple in Jerusalem.  Faintly visible (enlarge image) is a representation of one of the tables that held the “show bread” in the Holy Place of the Temple.

On the left side of the image one of the seven–branched candlesticks (menorah) from the Jerusalem Temple.  Note the figures on its base!  This is one of the earliest representations of a menorah in existence!

Also visible is a rectangular placard on a pole.  This was probably painted with an inscription naming either cities or peoples conquered.

This booty was deposited in Vespasian’s “Temple of Peace!”

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For a brief description of the arch, its construction and significance Click Here.

To view additional images of the Arch of Titus Click Here.

Image from the Zondervan Atlas of the Bible, p. 223. To view/use additional images from the Atlas Click Here.