Bust of Vespasian

Bust of Titus Flavius Vespasian. Was this Emperor who "Destroyed Jerusalem" famous for his kindness? The face of the Roman Emperor, Vespasian who began the construction of the Collosseum, the most famous of all Roman architecture. The bust of Vespasian is important in the study of Biblical Archaeology, it reveals the image of the Roman general who Nero sent to put down the Jewish revolt. In 70 AD. after Nero's suicide he set sail for Rome and left the final siege of Jerusalem in the hands of his son Titus. The destruction of Jerusalem was dreadfully foreseen and predicted by Jesus 40 years prior: "O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the one who kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to her! How often I wanted to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, but you were not willing! See! Your house is left to you desolate; for I say to you, you shall see Me no more till you say, 'Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord!'" - Matthew 23:37-39

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