This Day in Ancient History: ante diem ix kalendas Augustas

 ante diem ix kalendas Augustas

  • 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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