This is a 21 slide, highly animated, power point presentation on the Ancient Civilizations - The Romans Celebrate the Destruction of Jerusalem. Each of the slides are editable so you can change it to fit your individual needs.
The spirit among the Jews, and their hatred of their heathen oppressors, the Romans, rose to the highest level of political and religious fanaticism. This was continually inflamed by false prophets and Messiahs, one of whom, according to Josephus, drew after him 30,000 men. Fanatical groups called plotted to overthrow Rome with religious and patriotic fanaticism. Armed assassins called "Sicarians,” roamed all over Palestine with deadly intent.
Rome had zero toleration for the political and religious fanatics of the day. To defy Rome was to invite total destruction as they retaliated with a vengeance. Nero, sent his general, Vespasian, with an army of 60,000 to crush a rebellion. Unable to complete his mission due to the suicide of Nero, his son Titus finished the job 10 years later when he attacked and burned the city of Jerusalem and with it, the Jews most sacred object, The Temple. The destruction was total and casualties of Jews may have exceeded one million, but for Rome is was a time of celebration.
It is impossible to do justice in the description of the number of things to be seen and to the magnificence of everything that met the eye. For almost all the remarkable and valuable objects which have ever been collected, piece by piece, were on that day massed together, affording a clear demonstration of the might of the Roman Empire.
The procession ended up at the Temple of Jupiter, where the generals were brought of news of the death of the enemy leader. That is the traditional place at Rome for the execution of those condemned to death for war-crimes. When his end was announced and a general cheer had arisen, they started the sacrifices, and after completing them with the customary prayers, they retired to the palace.
The presentation covers the following:
Rome’s Zero Toleration
Riches on Display
Prisoners on Display
Temple Furniture Displayed
Spoils of Victory
End of Presentation
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