Archaeologists Reconstruct How the Arch of Titus Looked – in Full Color

When built, the Arch was not a majestic white stone testimony to Rome crushing the Jews, it was a brightly colored monument aggrandizing Vespasian and his dynasty.

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The digital reconstruction of the panel of Temple spoils, Arch of Titus
The digital reconstruction of the panel of Temple spoils, Arch of TitusCredit: VIZIN and the Yeshiva Univ. Center for Israel Studies
Ruth Schuster
Ruth Schuster
The original relief showing Roman soldiers parading spoils from the Second Temple, after razing it in 70 C.E.Credit: Ann Ronan Pictures/Print Collector/Getty Images
Circus Maximus, Rome: The marble columns in the foreground are remains of the second Arch of Titus. The tower behind was part of a medieval fortification.Credit: Ariel David

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