In the year 70 AD the city of Jerusalem was Sieged by Roman legions commanded by Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus.
Jerusalem was guarded by three walls: on the 25th of May 70 AD the Roman legions breached the city’s third wall, Jerusalem’s external wall; and five days later they’ve breached successfully the city’s second wall.
Titus next move detached the legions. Half we’re committed with earthworks in order to attack the Temple and Antonia Fortress, while the other half was focused on assaulting the Upper City.
Titus knew that their enemies commanded by Simon bar Giora and John of Gischala would fight for every inch of their city and understood that the Siege of Jerusalem would take a long time.
The Jews under the leadership of John of Gischala endorsed a strategy to settle fire on Roman’s earthworks structures. In order to accomplish that task they’ve built an underground passage to reach the Roman’s occupied territory.
However, building windows at such a low level undermines the ground’s load capacity. And one night, the wall of Antonia Fortress collapsed and opened the way for the conquest of Jerusalem by the Romans.
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