When in Rome…we visited perhaps the most interesting monument to me, a scholar of ancient Judaism. The Arch of Titus was built in 82 CE by Domitian after the death of his older brother, Titus. It commemorates Titus’ victories, particularly the siege and conquest of Jerusalem in 70 CE, depicted by the 7-branched menorah.
This is another one of my favorites and Sally gives it a vote for the office wall. What I like about an […]
Snow was falling on Penn State’s University Park campus in mid December 2013. Students had organized a vigil in front of the […]
On July 2, 1776 the Second Continental Congress passed the resolution of independence, officially severing ties of the thirteen original colonies from […]