This Day in Ancient History: ante diem ix kalendas sextilias

ante diem ix kalendas sextilias

¶ ludi Victoriae Caesaris (day 5)

¶ 64 A.D. — the Great Fire of Rome continues (day 7)

¶ 69 A.D. — sacking of the Second Temple in Jerusalem (?)

¶ 133 A.D. — the last holdout of the Bar Kochba Revolt — Betar — fell to the Romans (?)

¶ 1895 — Birth of Robert Graves (author of I, Claudius, among others)

¶ 1978 — death of Dame Kathleen Kenyon (excavatrix of Jericho)

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