The Arch of Titus, in color

Jews avoided the Arch of Titus and refused to walk under it, in order not to attribute any honor to Titus.

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September 28, 2017 09:26
‘Our ancestors saw the images on the Arch in an array of colors’: The ‘colorized’ Spoils Panel.

‘Our ancestors saw the images on the Arch in an array of colors’: The ‘colorized’ Spoils Panel.. (photo credit: ARCH OF TITUS PROJECT)

When Steven Fine, a professor of Jewish History at Yeshiva University, was a high-school student in San Diego, his Catholic art history teacher asked to do write a term paper on a “Jewish subject.”

“At first, I wanted to write about Puritan tombstones in Massachusetts, but at my teacher’s insistence, I ended up writing about the menorah,” said Fine, who was the only kippa-wearing student in his high school course. At the time, Fine never imagined that the subject of his high school paper would become a central part of his life’s work as a cultural historian specializing in Jewish history under Greece and Rome.

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