The Western Wall is a holy site in Israel, the remains of what stood atop the Temple Mount until it was destroyed in 70 AD
, when the Roman Empire invaded.
Israel is angry over the international organisation's refusal to call the mosque area the "Temple Mount", a reference to what most Jews believe is the former location of the Jewish Temple that historians say was destroyed in 70 AD
The Second Temple was destroyed by the Romans in 70 AD
With the fall of Jerusalem and the destruction of the Second Temple in 70 AD
, the Roman occupation in Israel was complete.
The Umayyad caliph Abd al-Malik had just defeated a usurper from Mecca when he began building on the site of Herod's Temple, which had been destroyed by Vespasian in 70 AD
It is also venerated as Judaism's most holy place as it sits where Jews believe the First and Second Temples once stood: the Second Temple was destroyed by the Romans in 70 AD
Herod rebuilt the temple into the largest and most sumptuous of them all, which was finished in 20 BC but only lasted till the Romans utterly destroyed Jerusalem in 70 AD
as they put down the final Jewish rebellion.
The Western Wall is the last remnant of supporting wall of the Second Temple complex which was destroyed by the Romans in 70 AD
The elements of shaming and deterrent were done on a large scale, the most infamous ones being the crucifixion in 70 AD
of some 6,000 of Spartacus followers.
Di Castro, an antiques dealer by profession, said that the Jewish community of Rome dates back to 70 AD
and that many of the stolen volumes are priceless.
It was also home to two ancient Jewish temples, the second one destroyed by the Romans in 70 AD
, and is the holiest place in Judaism.
The 5-volume series, written sometime around 70 AD
, discussed "the materials of medicine"--herbs and drugs that could be made from them.