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Siege of Jerusalem 70 AD - Great Jewish Revolt DOCUMENTARY

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  • Kings and Generals
    Kings and Generals  3 жыл бұрын +968

    Hey guys, sorry for missing our usual release window. This is the longest standalone video we have ever released, so the renders took very-very-very long. Hopefully, you will enjoy this video, the team worked really hard. Please, consider supporting us via us Patreon: www.patreon.com/KingsandGenerals or Paypal: paypal.me/kingsandgenerals That will help us to keep our hardware up-to-date.

    • P H
      P H 3 ай бұрын

      @jitendra tiwarimore like 35-40 years.
      Jesus roughly born starts the Christian calendar, ✝️ died around 30 ad
      Temple destroyed 70AD = 40 years. Like everything else room for manoeuvre on the dates

    • P H
      P H 3 ай бұрын

      @Kye SimsHam went into Africa not Shem .

    • P H
      P H 3 ай бұрын

      @drg.NaufalDeuteronomy 28 v 15 the curse of Not following the Sinai covenant ~ judgement and destruction 🔥🕳️

    • Elijah Wood
      Elijah Wood 4 ай бұрын

      The great revolt? Like when you got destroyed!!! Lol

    • Robert2001
      Robert2001 10 ай бұрын

      If the Romans conquered Germania and Arabia and then wiped out Abrahamic Religion… would the Roman Empire still exist?

  • Invicta
    Invicta 3 жыл бұрын +1346

    Well done gentlemen great recap of the siege! Its a huge one to cover and you really did it justice. I should know since I still haven't finished my last episode in a series on this siege.

    • Channel
      Channel  Жыл бұрын

      Free Man Some Jewish men traveled alone in diaspora and had wives from the new regions they went to, which then added new genes into the Jewish gene pool. So when Jews went to Europe, many men married Southern European women which then made them somewhat distinct from Jews who went to Iraq for example who married Iraqi women. Although, Jewish groups in diaspora are often times genetically closer to each other than they are to their host populations.

    • Joshua Kehl
      Joshua Kehl 2 жыл бұрын

      @Reece we do?

    • Joshua Kehl
      Joshua Kehl 2 жыл бұрын

      Woah, invicta!

    • A. Maskil
      A. Maskil 2 жыл бұрын +3

      Fady Al Qaisy "Ashkenazi", "Falasha" and "Mizrahi" didn't exist at the time, those groups descended from these Judeans. There was no such thing as Arab Jews, Arab culture only ever made contact with Judea through forced conversions of Nabateans by the Hashmoneans. And even they could barely be considered Arab by today's standards.

  • Dexter Beach
    Dexter Beach 3 жыл бұрын +596

    I had heard that the Romans were merciless in the war, but I didn’t know just how absolutely brutal the battle itself was. Wow.

    • Daniele Fabbro
      Daniele Fabbro Ай бұрын +1

      Jews at the time, and especially these fanatics of Masada, was something like modern ISIS. Romans wouldnt have left them go unpunished either cases.

    • Max Savage
      Max Savage 2 ай бұрын

      @Kenneth Flores Rome not an legitimately invading israel?. 😄 😄Put that cheap wine down bud

  • Brandon Fishback
    Brandon Fishback 3 жыл бұрын +905

    I'm not sure what's more impressive, the ability of the Romans to do what they did, or how long the Jews were able to hold out under such dire circumstances.

    • Elijah Gibson
      Elijah Gibson 18 күн бұрын

      @sinatra222 they both foretold the destruction

    • Resentfuldragon
      Resentfuldragon Ай бұрын

      @EndOfSmallSanctuary yes but the numbers, equipment, and training advantages, as well as the better supply clearly left things in roman favor from the beginning.
      The jewish resistance was remarkable due to how outmatched they were.

    • Sir Dankleberry
      Sir Dankleberry 2 ай бұрын +2

      @nelo4real Italians are still around and doing better than the Jews. In fact their Empire lasted longer than most.

    • Sir Dankleberry
      Sir Dankleberry 2 ай бұрын +1

      @John Bovi It wasn't just tax the Romans were fighting for, it was their honour too. They'd never lose an eagle standard and just back down.

  • Gianluca Borg
    Gianluca Borg 3 жыл бұрын +297

    A very well crafted, researched and well narrated documentary on the 70AD Siege of Jerusalem.

    • Gianluca Borg
      Gianluca Borg 3 жыл бұрын

      Fady Al Qaisy I was merely referring to a rough geographic region, not Gaza itself

    • Gianluca Borg
      Gianluca Borg 3 жыл бұрын

      Fady Al Qaisy that region stretching from Egypt to Gaza region was egypt, then Palestine from Jerusalem to around Damascus and then Syria up to Antioch from there to Byzantium/Constantinople/Istanbul it was Asia Minor. Refer to the works of Manius of Tyre, Pompius Mela etc who were cartographers.

    • Gianluca Borg
      Gianluca Borg 3 жыл бұрын

      Is something not described as Arab by virtue of its definition being Arabic or in other words part of the Arabian people who stem from the Arabic peninsula? Hence if as you say, the mediterranean settlements were already there, then, they cannot be Arabic since by and large the Arabic expansion began in the 7th century AD, hence the indigenous people being Mesopotamian, Balkan, Anatolian, North African, Iberian, Gaulic, etc? Were not the people of the Levant also related to migratory tribes from Egypt and Mesopotamia in particular spawning for instance the Phoenicians?

    • Reece
      Reece 3 жыл бұрын +1

      Fady Al Qaisy Palestinians have never conquered anybody in history. Stop with the Arabinization of culture, just cause you want it to appear that way does not make facts true. Ancient Palestinian are from the Mediterranean and that's a fact, they settled there. By the way Israel has never been Arab either, it's a Israelite / Jewish ancestral homeland for God's people, again not the Arab people who believe in Muhammad or the Quran.

  • Nexus
    Nexus 3 жыл бұрын +11

    Just found your channel, what an awesome video, detail, maps, graphics. Only 40 years or so after Jesus, the tumultion before and after. I was pretty impressed by the Jewish resistance against such a formidable Roman power. Incredible period of history. Having visited Jerusalem, the long history is absolutely overwhelming. The fight and suffering at times for this city is truly unique. Thank you very much, very insightful

    • Kings and Generals
      Kings and Generals  3 жыл бұрын +4

      Welcome aboard! New videos every Thursday and Sunday

  • Saikhnaa
    Saikhnaa 3 жыл бұрын +138

    I was in Jerusalem and Masada a while back and saw the remnants of the camps and ramp that the Romans left nearly two thousand years ago. Incredible to imagine that a determined local resistance was able to bring so much grief to a powerful organized empire.

    • Resentfuldragon
      Resentfuldragon  Жыл бұрын

      @TacShooter not emotional, its logical to assume you are jewish if you portray jewish history as just people bother them for no reason.

    • TacShooter
      TacShooter  Жыл бұрын +1

      @Resentfuldragon I don't even live in Israel and I'm not Jewish. I am student of History. See how you emotionally jump to conclusions?

    • Resentfuldragon
      Resentfuldragon  Жыл бұрын

      @Dan El and thats why the revolt was okay, you saw that they rebelled at a low point not at a high one.

  • Captain Kei
    Captain Kei 3 жыл бұрын +579

    can you imagine the amount of organization and mechanization it would have taken to tear down those walls?

    • D Z
      D Z 3 жыл бұрын

      Adam Price Okay I see what you are saying now, sorry for being so cautious but when it comes to Israel and the Jewish people there are a lot of people out there with serious agendas.
      Your viewpoint seems quite sensible actually, that their sole status of chosen people is an exegetical error and there are even condemnations of Judea. Therefore on a Christian worldview would you support the Evangelical Zionist policy of funneling billions to Israel a modern Jewish State.
      I doubt that argument would stick though against Evangelicals as they think they really care about the Jews for is the end of the world according to a popular eschatology of dispensationalism and Premillennialism which has the end of the world occurring with an all out war of the infidels (likely Muslims and Communists) on Israel meaning the modern Jewish State. That's the explanation for the foreign policy, preparation for the moment when Jesus spits out the sword and floods the land with blood.
      I will say that there is the problems of the Jewish people being the prominent Hebrew tribe to survive, and there is also a problem with how much about the tribes is totally accurate concerning the distinctiveness of these populations. Are the Jews merely 100% descendants of Judeans, the whole thing seems pretty ethnonationalist to me in it's foundations beyond the valid concern for their security as a people, which to me seems like a terrible idea to reignite ancient religious strife by putting them in displacement of Palestinian Arabs and around neighbors who have wanted to annihilate them and have fought major wars multiple times. I am not antisemitic, I think they have many special cultural elements, along with the negative, which is how most ancient culture is. They are homo sapiens like any one else, and the sooner they come to realize that, the better.

    • D Z
      D Z 3 жыл бұрын

      Adam Price I agree with you on being against Zionism, but I think your viewpoint is perhaps too anti-Jewish. I think it's proper to see the religion of ancient Hebrew culture as certainly more than Jewish, but to exclude them entirely I think is a bridge too far. But alas, I don't think the Bible is inspired so how I approach the issue is wholly different than you.

    • D Z
      D Z 3 жыл бұрын

      Adam Price I'm talking about what the concrete implications for the world based on what you think, not where they came from but how they should change the way things are.

    • D Z
      D Z 3 жыл бұрын

      Adam Price What do you think are the implications of your ideas?

    • D Z
      D Z 3 жыл бұрын

      Adam Price What is your religious belief?

  • barbiquearea
    barbiquearea 3 жыл бұрын +21

    You guys continue to impress me with your epic videos. You know Invicta also made a couple of videos pertaining to the Great Jewish Revolt. He too made a series of videos about the Siege of Jerusalem although his ones are divided into four parts. Although his production is pretty good with a lot of effort and detail put in, unfortunately despite it being two years now he still hasn't completed his little documentary yet. I'm still waiting on part four which would showcase the conclusion of the siege. I don't suppose you guys will be making a video for the Siege of Masada as well as a followup to this one?

  • George Kain
    George Kain 7 сағат бұрын +1

    Wonderful history lesson. Some of this was mentioned in the book "The Twelve Ceasars" by Roman writer Suetonius.

  • Ivan Nierez
    Ivan Nierez 3 жыл бұрын +81

    I'm always amazed by roman's troops building abilities.

    • snufkin
      snufkin  Жыл бұрын +1

      Inspiration for Fortnite

    • iracordem
      iracordem 3 жыл бұрын +12

      ikr they were like the army corps of engineers, only they were the same guys who laid the actual siege

  • van lao
    van lao 3 жыл бұрын +255

    Have to admire the efficiency of the Roman legionaries. building a wall with 13 fortresses surrounding a walled city, and only in 3 DAYS ? no wonder the only thing that could destroyed Rome was itself only.

    • Resentfuldragon
      Resentfuldragon Ай бұрын

      Not really, the germans and huns beat rome many times, and the eastern greek half was defeated by muslims.
      While they lost some of their abilities as time went on, they gained other things such as the powerful cavalry and flamethrowers of the eastern roman empire.

    • savvageorge
      savvageorge 6 ай бұрын

      The Jewish sect of Christianity was what destroyed the old Rome in the end so in a way the Jews were victorious.

    • Binging Binging
      Binging Binging 6 ай бұрын

      @FLAME lol by the time germans hurt rome permanently rome was a shadow of its former self. Remember how bad the revenge was for the destruction of Varus and his legions? For 15k dead romans in an ambush hundreds of THOUSANDS of Germans were killed

    • justin allen
      justin allen  Жыл бұрын

      @FLAME the huns were beat when facing a ready roman army and the Germans had been wrecked numerous times and were opportunists at best cx.

    • AbdulRahman
      AbdulRahman  Жыл бұрын

      @messianic scam what?

  • Neutron Alchemist
    Neutron Alchemist 3 жыл бұрын +1145

    "General! We have a problem. The Jews build a lot of defensive walls into the city!"
    "That's much unfortunate. We can't let them have more walls than us. Build a wall around the city then!"

    • Jabir Haleem
      Jabir Haleem 3 жыл бұрын

      @Kings and Generals balls

    • Brendan
      Brendan 3 жыл бұрын +1

      Alesia 2.0

    • jerff
      jerff 3 жыл бұрын

      Build a bigger wall around their wall ?

    • Ibn Yahud
      Ibn Yahud 3 жыл бұрын +8

      @Agent Synthetic very accurate, although I will add that it seems that Ashkenazim and Sefardim are more related to each other than Mizrachim that lived in Mesopotamia and Persia for already around 500 years before the destruction of Judea.
      It seems that Jews living in the Italian peninsula started moving into Iberia first and only lightly into Gaul and Germania. The first major migration of Jews that eventually became known as Ashkenazim were invited by Charlemagne centuries later, which explains why Ashekazim tend to have have a higher Italian admixture as they stayed longer.
      Fast-forwarding; eventually they were invited to Poland and Lithuania for similar reasons to Charlemagne originally. However the Russians eventually overtook the areas where Jews had settled and that was the start of the worst centuries for the Ashkenazim.

    • I am the one
      I am the one 3 жыл бұрын +10

      Agent Synthetic Someone actually knows history of second Jewish diaspora. Bravo.

  • Loofloof
    Loofloof 3 жыл бұрын +374

    I have one bad thing to say. the Judean rebels didnt use arabian/eastern style gear like shown here, they used a mix of hellenistic and captured roman gear.

    • Dan El
      Dan El 3 жыл бұрын +3

      Judean cavalry was largely Greek based. The infantry was modeled after the Greek and Roman style of fighting at the time. However as for the Judean Zealots (Judean peoples front) the rebels might have used Arabian style clothes.

    • Mark Plenn
      Mark Plenn 3 жыл бұрын

      Many of the Hebrews were Hellenized by years of Greek Occupation. they were one of the rival Hebrew groups fighting the Romans!

    • Dan El
      Dan El 3 жыл бұрын +4

      Pasdar Levantines are Mediterranean race. Arabians are dark and look a bit like Indians.

    • Itzik Ashemtov
      Itzik Ashemtov 3 жыл бұрын

      sultan mirja That's because Muhammad copied the Bible and created a new version like the Christian one, That's the main reason Islam and Christianity are considered by everyone branches of Judaism.
      That's the reason for all the familiarity in all 3 religions.
      And the clothes came from Persia (If I am not mistaken) not from Jews or Arabs, But many Jews had Hellenic/Roman influence and many didn't use the traditional eastern clothes, That's why the video talks about a lot of friendly fire beetwin the Romans and Jews.

  • Quique
    Quique 3 жыл бұрын +9

    As a veteran of recent wars I can't imagine what it must have been like for these soldiers, rebels & professionals alike. It's one thing to siege a city like Fallujah, Baqubah or Ramadi w/ modern weapons but it's another animal completely when you have to fight hand to hand & truly be dependent on the person on the left & right of you whereas today's you can be a bit more independent.

  • Ibn Yahud
    Ibn Yahud 3 жыл бұрын +335

    Some extra background:
    The Siccari and Zealots were not the "rabbis"...i.e. "Perushim" (=Pharisees).
    The rabbis did not want the rebellion and wanted the status quo of Roman rule knowing they would never defeat Vespasian as well as the fact they were allowed to maintain Temple worship.
    The leading rabbi at the time Yohanon Ben Zakai, after failing to dissuade the rebels, managed to escape the city and meet with Vespasian, offering to withdraw those loyal to his faction, for which Vespasian promised to not destroy the Pharisee center of learning in Jamnia and not exterminate the line of Rabban Gamliel who was reportedly a descendant of the ancient Israelite dynasties.
    While the Romano-Jewish historian Josephus may be bias (being actually patronized in an official sense by the Flavius family presumably for his services in the war), he claims that Titus did not want the Temple destroyed but between the fire and blood lust it was too late.

    • Y Sandman
      Y Sandman 8 ай бұрын

      When Yohanon Ben Zakai went to speak to Vespasian he had to sneak out of the city in a coffin. The Jewish rebels who controled the city weren’t letting anyone in or out. The story goes that Yohanon faked his death so he can leave the city( Jews can’t be buried inside the city the rebels were only letting the dead leave to be buried). When they came to the city gate. The guards wanted to stab Yohanon coffin to make sure he was actually dead. The coffin holders convinced the guards that they shouldn’t disrespect Yohanon body.
      When Yohanon Ben Zakai arrived at Vespasian he bowed down to him as if he was king. Vespasian told Yohanon I should kill because I am not king. Yohanon respond I see in your future that you will be king. A messenger then came in and told Vespasian that he is now king. Yohanon then was able to convince Vespasian to allow a Jewish cultural center in Tiberius

    • Y Sandman
      Y Sandman 8 ай бұрын

      @TacShooter no he is not

  • Dylan Grant
    Dylan Grant 3 жыл бұрын +5

    This is your best video yet. Excellent animations and storytelling. Keep up the phenomenal work guys. You are officially my favourite channel.

  • karath51
    karath51 3 жыл бұрын +541

    "This massive undertaking, typically, finished in only 3 days by the romans" 4 emperors a years but damn good builders

    • yaniv galmor
      yaniv galmor 2 жыл бұрын +16

      Maybe rome was built in a day!

    • Itzik Ashemtov
      Itzik Ashemtov 3 жыл бұрын +50

      People don't realize how much they are capable of doing when working together fiercely, Let alone a couple thousands of men working like madman not like today's lazy ass bois.

    • FlymanMS
      FlymanMS 3 жыл бұрын +74

      IIRC there was a competition between legions initiated by the commander, who'd build the most in a day.

  • frankzeppelin
    frankzeppelin 3 жыл бұрын +5

    In addition to learning about the revolt, I just learned that there was another "Bosporos" - the Cimmerian Bosporus. On a lesser channel, I would have just considered it an error from sloppy map making, but you guys run a tight ship, so I had to research this. As always, keep up the good work.

  • D-Mystif - Histoire
    D-Mystif - Histoire 3 жыл бұрын +4

    Great content once again, I can only imagine the time and energy that went behind such a massive standalone ! While watching I was wondering how the romans were able to construct all those ramps, destroy walls, build fortifications, ram walls, etc... without being systematically and solidely harassed and shot at ?

    • D-Mystif - Histoire
      D-Mystif - Histoire 3 жыл бұрын +1

      @Kings and Generals ah alright, glad for them 'cause I can only imagine the hell it must have been. Thank you for your answer !

    • Kings and Generals
      Kings and Generals  3 жыл бұрын +2

      Thank you! They were constantly harassed, but the Roman ballistae were just better.

  • Kyle Wit
    Kyle Wit  Жыл бұрын +1

    The way they surrounded Jerusalem with a wall is so simple and brilliant. Anyone who has ever visited the city knows how difficult that must have been considering the very hilly terrain especially along the south and east sides

  • Cielo Pachirisu
    Cielo Pachirisu 3 жыл бұрын +60

    Geeze, in all the sieges I've ever seen on these battle play-by-play channels, that had to be one of the hardest I've ever seen the defenders fight.

    • Resentfuldragon
      Resentfuldragon Ай бұрын

      Of course they did, the jews knew very well what happens when you lose, their entire people were enslaved and invaded countless times.
      They also clashed with the hellenic nations and romans specifically a few times before this siege so they knew the europeans were especially brutal occupiers at that time.

    • RAY NT
      RAY NT  Жыл бұрын +4

      @Google Sucks Based

    • Luciano
      Luciano 3 жыл бұрын +1

      Jerusalem was one of the most difficult city fortresses to take during that time. It also happened to be a big city, which meant more manpower and resources.

    • Google Sucks
      Google Sucks 3 жыл бұрын +20

      The Jews believed they were doing God's will, and that the promised Messiah would come down for them any moment and lead them to crush the Roman army.
      Unfortunately, the Messiah had already come, but they rejected him. The Siege of Jerusalem was really the Jews' blood feud with God.

  • Michael
    Michael 2 жыл бұрын +6

    An intresting note - Titus's second in command during the siege - formerly a procurator of Judea and later governor of Egypt and commander of the Praetorian Guard under the Flavians - was one mentioned in this video, Tiberius Julius Alexander, born to a Jewish family in Alexandria.

  • Nathan Wilson
    Nathan Wilson  Жыл бұрын +3

    Thank you for fascinating content like this. I've learned so much in recent years thanks to channels like this one.
    Merry Christmas out there everybody 🎄✝️!!

    • Saard Fetner
      Saard Fetner 7 ай бұрын

      Human beings acting violent like wild animals. Greed. !

  • ThatGuyNamedMatthew
    ThatGuyNamedMatthew 3 жыл бұрын +127

    Love the Life of Brian reference at 2:10
    "Romanus eunt domus"
    "The romans to go the house?"
    "It says 'Romans go home"
    "No, it doesn't"

    • One True Vikingbard
      One True Vikingbard  Жыл бұрын +7

      “People called ‘Romanes’ they go the ‘ouse?”

  • Jason Peter Sharpe
    Jason Peter Sharpe 3 жыл бұрын

    Fantastic work! Very impressive! Historical video games should be made that are similar and as dynamic as your video is. Our children need to be educated about history in ways they enjoy! Truly immersive experience. Emotional and beautiful! Your work is groundbreaking and you should be very proud! All of you. I especially love the content in this particular video! -j

  • Kalo Arepo
    Kalo Arepo 3 жыл бұрын +128

    The Bar Kochba revolt -considerably later when Hadrian was emperor was even bigger and initially successful -an independent Israel survived for one year -that's when the Romans got really serious and deported all Jews and renamed the area Palestine and Jerusalem renamed Aelia Capitolina.

    • Eurech
      Eurech 10 ай бұрын

      @Roger Metzger It was the Romans who renamed Judea to Palestine. They may have been inspired by the Philistines, a folk group who lived in the coast of Gaza who fought against Egypt.

    • Don't drink the Kool-Aid
      Don't drink the Kool-Aid  Жыл бұрын +3

      @Kalo Arepo You sound like an Israeli shill basically repeating talking points that Palestine never existed, etc.

    • The Fonz
      The Fonz  Жыл бұрын +1

      Miles or not
      3k years without your idol and we will outlive you 3k years

  • Arstan Fogx
    Arstan Fogx 3 жыл бұрын +375

    Finally, after waiting years for Invicta to finnish his series, I know how the siege ends. Still want to see the Invicta to start finnishing his projects though hahah

    • Simco Doublavix
      Simco Doublavix 2 жыл бұрын

      Definitely not russian it

    • UzmanYorumcu
      UzmanYorumcu 3 жыл бұрын

      What is Invicta?

    • John Jeremiah
      John Jeremiah 3 жыл бұрын

      So true !!! Been waiting for the 4th and final part by Invicta, even though we all know how the siege ended !!!!!

    • Jin Jun Liu
      Jin Jun Liu 3 жыл бұрын

      Maybe invicta was waiting for the collab with kings and generals :3

    • Scott Albers
      Scott Albers 3 жыл бұрын

      Doesanyone know what's taking Invicta finish this?

  • Pirates Rock
    Pirates Rock 3 жыл бұрын +8

    Another well made video, also don’t worry about the wait time,
    the informative quality of the video made up for it.
    As for the atrocities committed against the local population,
    is it unique to the Jewish Revolt or par for the course for any rebellious provinces within Roman territory?

    • Kings and Generals
      Kings and Generals  3 жыл бұрын +3

      Another problematic province/region was Armenia. Not only because of the constant warfare over it with the Parthians/Sassanids, but also because the locals were constantly shifting between the great powers. North Africa was tough to control, too.

  • dYrOiUs
    dYrOiUs 3 жыл бұрын +3

    This is my new favorite K&G video by far, great great job on this! I never knew about this battle, and I'm so glad that I got to find out about it here!

  • Questionmark
    Questionmark 3 жыл бұрын +147

    I'm kinda surprised Jerusalem is still standing after such a fight.

    • Resentfuldragon
      Resentfuldragon Ай бұрын

      @Marcel Costache Islam causes far less human death than many other religions like christianity according to studies, hating islam specifically makes you a hypocrite.
      The quran also has the least violent words compared to the bible and torah when they were counted up.
      I am not trying to insult christianity or judaism, rather I am just showing you its irrational to hate that 1 religion and no others.
      Either understand any religion can be used to justify violence, or hate all religion and don't be a hypocrite.

    • Resentfuldragon
      Resentfuldragon Ай бұрын

      @Adam Krzysztof Pawłowski communism is inherently atheistic and many nations that were secular have proved that humans are fanatic by nature.
      Religion is the easiest excuse, it is not unique in causing violence because humans are violent and like to make excuses on why they hurt others.
      The two most disastrous wars in human history were not religious wars, and the latter war was dominated by atheists and secular systems.
      Blaming religion for violence is only done by people with no understanding of human nature, mobs have formed in cities causing damage and problems for secular reasons as well.
      Athiesm doesn't stop violence, it just removes the best excuse for after the violence is done.
      Top 3 killers of all time were athiest bud.

    • itay cohen
      itay cohen 6 ай бұрын

      Much more then that

    • dogons2k12
      dogons2k12 7 ай бұрын

      @Marcel Costache dude ... genetics and ethnicity is like comparing apples and oranges. Genetics traces y-chromosome and mitochondrial physiological and morphological traits which has nothing to do with color of skin or ethnic origins. Ethnicity is primary relegated to social constructs defined by society.

    • 70 AD
      70 AD  Жыл бұрын

      @Samuel Mendez
      The 2nd coming of Christ was in 70 AD, who "came on the clouds of heaven" in judgement against apostate Jerusalem. Matthew 26, 64.

  • Sailing into the Wind
    Sailing into the Wind 3 жыл бұрын +47

    You left out the disastrous assault on Ascalon where the Rebels lost half of their entire army (20 000 men) and many of their best commanders to a single Ala of cavalry

    • Resentfuldragon
      Resentfuldragon Ай бұрын

      @elysium yeah but considering multiple legions were in the area and they had better armor and supply, its fair to say the romans still had a massive advantage.

    • elysium
      elysium 3 жыл бұрын +5

      Tbf the whole Syrian legion(6,000) was decimated by the rebels at the battle of Beth Horon.

    • Ibn Yahud
      Ibn Yahud 3 жыл бұрын +18

      that and the burning of Jerusalem's food stores is what doomed doomed them.
      Josephus of course describes the initial sieges in the Galilee and the Jews were dumping boiling olive oil on the Romans from the ramparts, geez! I sure stuff like that and their persistent defensive sapping really pissed off the Romans!

  • Dorian Philotheates
    Dorian Philotheates 3 жыл бұрын +10

    As a “Greek mob” member myself, stellar presentation - well done!

  • AJ
    AJ 3 жыл бұрын +58

    Omg I thought that this is Invicta’s last video for his Siege of Jerusalem series. I was wrong haha. But still, thanks K&G. I appreciate and love your videos!

    • AJ
      AJ 3 жыл бұрын

      Nvmt t yeah it may take years. Invicta already uploaded a video about the Battle of Winterfell but still no ending for the siege of Jerusalem.

  • Segev Krespi
    Segev Krespi 2 жыл бұрын +128

    Legionaries: get slaughtered in battle
    Roman general: meh..
    *Eagle standard is lost*
    General: "KILL THEM ALL"

    • Scott Wall
      Scott Wall  Жыл бұрын +11

      I forget where I heard this but some channel explained that very thing. "The Eagle was an enduring symbol of Romes might and the general who lost it was a shame for losing it and not worth avenging because he did not have the might to defend it." Something like that

  • ARV4 IV
    ARV4 IV 3 жыл бұрын +438

    Not gonna lie this would make a good movie

    • reborn xx
      reborn xx 10 ай бұрын

      "Legend of Destruction"

    • מיכאל כהן
      מיכאל כהן  Жыл бұрын

      ‏There is actually a very good film created by 2 very good Israeli directors. The film is called
      ‏Legend of Destruction

    • Jesse Best
      Jesse Best  Жыл бұрын +1

      @Lord Talun Karku you could say that for anything. Nazi's were bad but it made Europe the way it is today. Communist Stalin and Mao turned Eastern Europe and Asia to what it is today etc.

    • Jesse Best
      Jesse Best  Жыл бұрын +1

      @Lord Talun Karku Instead the Roman's perspective which is all about war conquest, politics/law, and subjugation.

    • Devvv
      Devvv  Жыл бұрын

      @yjohnny y fr. morally grey stories have so much more depth to it

  • QB Bruno
    QB Bruno 3 жыл бұрын +4

    Great video! I watch all your videos, thank you for sharing your talents with us.
    Can you make a documentary related about Sicily someday? I love this island and seen to be a huge player in the Mediterranean but today isn't very known, a hug from Brazil :))

  • Mark Waggener
    Mark Waggener 10 ай бұрын

    Marvelous video from a marvelous channel. It's also worth noting, in addition to the surfeit and wealth of valuable tactical knowledge and extant archaeological structures that survive to this day, that the years 66-70 AD are the years during which the Gospel of Mark, now widely considered to be the earliest of the canonical Gospels written, was first composed. These events would have been absolutely PIVOTAL in the earliest days of Christianity.

  • James R
    James R 3 жыл бұрын +1

    I've been watching A LOT of military history over the last few months. I don't think I've seen anything this brutal outside of the American Civil War. Which was, if nothing else, a meat grinder by the nature of the fighting.

  • KHK001
    KHK001 3 жыл бұрын +7

    A 22 min video from K&G in Monday perfect😃
    Edit: i know know why the video was till Monday the animation is so good, it must be hard and time consuming, keep up the good work :)

  • JMike S
    JMike S  Жыл бұрын +1

    So great, I'm speechless. I believe, us nerds who dig into history the way we do, see life and the world so differently, for doing so.

  • Leon Rambach
    Leon Rambach 3 жыл бұрын +5

    Finally. I hoped you would someday make a video about the Jewish revolt and (briefly) the bid for power by Vespasian since I'm a big fan of Robert Fabbri's novel series Vespasian where this event is describes in the last book.

  • billiondollardan
    billiondollardan 3 жыл бұрын +2

    This is an incredible story told very well by this fantastic channel. Well done!

  • Harrison McGuire
    Harrison McGuire 3 жыл бұрын +1

    It's kinda crazy how many good videos y'all have been releasing lately

  • Javier Flores
    Javier Flores 3 жыл бұрын +1

    went to Jerusalem last fall and read Josephus's book about the Jewish rebellion. Thanks for bringing it all together! great video!

  • Andrew Gonzalez
    Andrew Gonzalez  Жыл бұрын +1

    Very well done documentary! I admire your In depth explanations about the event. Btw Anyone know the theme/music starting at 21:35?

  • Steve Davey
    Steve Davey 2 жыл бұрын

    Guys, thank you so much for making this video. I never understood the geography of the battle until I watched your video, even though I've read Josephus.

  • Sam Trevor
    Sam Trevor 3 жыл бұрын +5

    Another great and informative video! Will you guys make a season 2 for the Mongol empire?

  • Razzy1312
    Razzy1312 3 жыл бұрын

    Could you please do an episode about the battle of Little Bighorn? Or possibly some episodes about the U.S. / Native American wars Ex. Tecumseh? It's a bit of history that has never really been covered in this way. Honestly though, I'm not sure how much information you would be able to find about the specifics of those battles.

    • Ibn Yahud
      Ibn Yahud 3 жыл бұрын

      yeah , that would be awesome
      they do a really terrible job teaching about those conflicts in US public school

  • S.K
    S.K 3 жыл бұрын +4

    Its amazing how battles were fought like this unlike modern warfare.

    • S.K
      S.K 3 жыл бұрын

      @Alexander Christopher Many died in battles during ancient and medieval times. But only the leaders are remember. In modern times, soldiers play hide and seek and when they are killed in action they are termed "martyrs" .

    • Kings and Generals
      Kings and Generals  3 жыл бұрын +2

      Yeah, the tactics were very different

  • CitrineCastle
    CitrineCastle 2 жыл бұрын +723

    Romans: built a massive wall in three days
    Trump: is it possible to learn this power?

    • Buddy Fats
      Buddy Fats  Жыл бұрын

      @binbows225 they are both evil bro, ngmi if you don't realize that by now.

    • Lee B.
      Lee B.  Жыл бұрын +2

      Remember that Trump attended high school at a military prep school. He would have studied this history as a teen.

    • Marcos Caleb
      Marcos Caleb  Жыл бұрын +1

      @Cleeon Virlief Caesar didn't have Democrats stopping his walls.

  • Julio Andrés Arriaga Rangel
    Julio Andrés Arriaga Rangel 8 ай бұрын

    Man, this was like watching a militar thriller. Fantastic, fantastic video!

  • Mirko1913
    Mirko1913 2 жыл бұрын +31

    Roman wartime machine never fails to amaze me. By far the greatest civilisation human beings have ever produced. The accomplished professionalism of this channel comes as a befitting representation of the Roman achievements.

    • Sir Dankleberry
      Sir Dankleberry 2 ай бұрын


    • BruhMcChaddeus
      BruhMcChaddeus 4 ай бұрын +1

      @𒀭𒀭Anu lol whole world who? only egypt maybe, civilization as big as one roman town

    • 𒀭𒀭Anu
      𒀭𒀭Anu  Жыл бұрын

      @Your Daddy the whole world knows of it. Most people call it “Egypt”. Go do research instead of trying to bring other people down to make yourself feel better for your lack of knowledge. Have a nice day.

    • 𒀭𒀭Anu
      𒀭𒀭Anu  Жыл бұрын

      You must not have heard of kemet

  • barbiquearea
    barbiquearea 3 жыл бұрын +167

    16:02 "An abandoned house? No! A Saracen ambush!" - Barbarossa's March, Age of Empires II: The Age of Kings

    • Robin
      Robin 3 жыл бұрын +1


    • Julio Pedron
      Julio Pedron 3 жыл бұрын +3


  • jason4275
    jason4275 3 жыл бұрын +2

    *Now if I could go back in time, I would want to watch this Siege from the very beginning to the end.*

    • random guy
      random guy  Жыл бұрын

      I do not think you would want to.

  • Daryl B
    Daryl B 3 жыл бұрын +2

    This is an excellent summery of the siege in 70 A.D. I liked it so much I showed it to my Wednesday Bible study class. Well done Sir!

    • Daryl B
      Daryl B 2 жыл бұрын

      @Katarina Love Concerning the Jews that are in this video, no they were not black. There is ancient documentation verrifing this. Are there black African Jews? Yes, plenty of them live in Ethiopia and the Bible supports that Moses was married to a black Cushite (Ethiopian) woman.

    • Rhodesian Wojak
      Rhodesian Wojak 3 жыл бұрын

      nah, there's a better video

  • Connor Brennan
    Connor Brennan 3 жыл бұрын +1

    Thanks for all the awesome vids like this one

  • Chilling
    Chilling 3 жыл бұрын +6

    I always found this revolt very interesting. Well done as usual 💪🏽
    Edit: It was dumb to try and beat Rome especially during the golden age of the empire.

    • Kawada Shogo
      Kawada Shogo  Жыл бұрын

      The Germanic tribes under Arminius defeated Rome quite decisively several decades before. Beating Rome was possible.

    • justin allen
      justin allen  Жыл бұрын

      People who worked with them always were allowed advancement and a good sum of coin. Lest we forget about the amount of funding that went into the infrastructure and food capacities of the empire.

  • דותן חודדאטוב
    דותן חודדאטוב 3 жыл бұрын +2

    grate job describing the battel, but this story has SOOO much more in it, the involvement of the Jewish royal family in Roman politics leading to Vespasian coronation is of massive importance, and the love story of the Jewish Princess Berenice and Titus..

  • Aaron Aldrich
    Aaron Aldrich 3 жыл бұрын +86

    Exactly what I needed this morning, a new Kings and Generals video!!!

  • Armoured Productions
    Armoured Productions 3 жыл бұрын +1

    Damn now that's a siege. Always amazes me the speed at which the Romans can construct things. That's what happens when every Legionary is a combat engineer.

    • cattraknoff
      cattraknoff 3 жыл бұрын

      Modern nations just avoid this situation because if our armies were that good they'd be hailing new Caesars among their generals every day.

  • Spyash2
    Spyash2 3 жыл бұрын +2

    Y'know, I just love history. So when I found your channel around a month ago, it was like Christmas morning came early to me!

  • alessandro gini
    alessandro gini 2 жыл бұрын

    Press F to pay respect for the legionars that leave Titus alone while he come for save them by the enemy.. I have heard that more times Titus risk his life for his men, and try to save the city from the destruction, but Zelots refuse

  • 𐤉𐤔𐤓𐤀𐤋
    𐤉𐤔𐤓𐤀𐤋 3 жыл бұрын +18

    "It is not a foreign land we have taken, nor have we set our rule over the property of strangers. This is the inheritance of our forefathers, which at one time was illicitly conquered, and we, when the opportunity arose, recovered the inheritance of our fathers." - Shimon the Hasmonean.

    • Resentfuldragon
      Resentfuldragon Ай бұрын

      It seems shimon doesn't know what native land is. The jews conquered the land just like many other people after them, they have no special claim to the land.
      By that logic anyone else can claim it.
      The italians can say their roman forefathers owned it, the greeks can claim multiple hellenic kingdoms and byzantium owned it, the arabs can claim the various caliphates owned it, and so on.

  • mindfield9
    mindfield9 6 ай бұрын +1

    Hope you guys will make a documentary about the revolt of the Batavians caused by the Year of the Four Emperors.

  • archetiip
    archetiip 3 жыл бұрын +1966

    Basic Roman strategy: when in trouble build a wall around it

    • King of Clubs
      King of Clubs  Жыл бұрын

      Cæsar approves of this message

    • David O
      David O  Жыл бұрын

      romans were no strategists, they used siege because of lots of resources they had...

    • TheNorthWolf
      TheNorthWolf  Жыл бұрын

      Advanced strategy: ..second wall.

    • Lurka G
      Lurka G  Жыл бұрын

      @Die Faust Alesia. Ceasar's wall of circumvolition kept the Celtic reinforcements from breaking the siege.

  • Antonio Sessa
    Antonio Sessa 3 жыл бұрын

    Excellent work on this one guys. Well worth the small delay. If I might make a recommendation for a follow-up, it would be to "finish the job with the siege of Masada.

  • Vinay Bacchani
    Vinay Bacchani 3 жыл бұрын +3

    Roman army was magnificent I could not imagine how their generals work with them but if I was a general I would be really happy and proud

  • Ellen White
    Ellen White 3 жыл бұрын

    Loved it! It was very informative!

  • Freedomsaver
    Freedomsaver 3 жыл бұрын +2

    Incredibly epic video, especially with the choice of music at the end. Great work

  • Matt Grandich
    Matt Grandich 3 жыл бұрын

    This is a brutal siege. Can’t wait to see the Siege of Jerusalem of 1099 AD.

  • James Porter
    James Porter 3 жыл бұрын +46

    This would make such a good total war siege scenario

    • Itzik Ashemtov
      Itzik Ashemtov 3 жыл бұрын +2

      Wow I didn't think about it but hell yes, Actually in any strategy game it would be awesome.

  • Elaine Varian
    Elaine Varian 4 ай бұрын

    The episodes on the Mongolian Empire were my favorite!

  • Michael Thomas
    Michael Thomas 3 жыл бұрын +2

    Another fantastic video. Thanks again kings and Generals 👍🏻

  • Δημητρης Στεφανιδης
    Δημητρης Στεφανιδης 3 жыл бұрын +56

    How to safely and efficiently take an enemy fortress
    Step 1:built a wall around it so the enemies can't get and enemy reinforcements and supplies can't get in
    Step 2:built a wall around the wall so enemy reinforcements can't attack your troops
    Step 3:win

    • Philip McNiel
      Philip McNiel 2 жыл бұрын +2

      Seems to me that the only problem is if your enemy faction has the capability to besiege you inside your outer wall and starve you out.

  • Easton Werling
    Easton Werling 2 жыл бұрын +10

    I find this documentary of great use in studying for my upcoming exam on "The Wars of the Jews - The Siege of Jerusalem." We have an entire unit of a trimester in a certain class on this, in case you cared.

  • Sealdeam
    Sealdeam 3 жыл бұрын +1

    Hope you also cover the Kitos War, another Roman-Jewish war which is much less known than this one and Hadrian's jewish war but as it is the theme with this wars is notable for the ruthlessness both sides applied, Lusius Quietus the man whose name is linked to this war is one interesting character being one the most respected and accomplished Berber leaders of ancient history.

    • Sealdeam
      Sealdeam 3 жыл бұрын +1

      @Ibn Yahud I guess several factors help the relative obscurity of this war, it happened almost at the same time as the more well-known war against Parthia, its main commander, the man who gives the war its name, was not an emperor or future emperor like Vespasian, Titus and Hadrian , and the man himself mysteriously banishes from history and it happened in the reign of Trajan a man that cast a long shadow over everyone else, when one thinks about the period he was emperor one thinks more about Parthia and Dacia than about this destructive and internal affair which is very unlike the shiny campaings against outside enemies of Rome.

    • Ibn Yahud
      Ibn Yahud 3 жыл бұрын

      me too...hardly anyone knows about this war...I would call it more of an uprising
      the Talmud mentions it as well

  • Magus of Sorrows
    Magus of Sorrows 3 жыл бұрын +3

    What an insane battle, both sides must have been relentless motivated to end it on their terms

  • Centurion C4
    Centurion C4 3 жыл бұрын +3

    Man, history is fascinating. Good job on the video

  • Philip Matsikoudis
    Philip Matsikoudis 2 жыл бұрын

    Another excellent video with the best Narrator, by far and away, in the genre.

  • Demonic Terror
    Demonic Terror 3 жыл бұрын +6

    No offence but you forgot to mention the plunder of Jerusalem and the temple would go on to fund the construction of the Flavian Amphitheater ( the Colosseum ) as well as the Arch of Titus. Love this channel by the way :)

  • Adam Neuser
    Adam Neuser 3 жыл бұрын +40

    Ramadan Mubarak
    I’ve been looking forward to another Roman battle video :)
    Edit: Don’t worry about the delay, it was worth the wait, it’s clear you guys put a ton of effort into this episode. Great job.

    • Reece
      Reece 3 жыл бұрын

      @Ibn Yahud The Rothschild's bought up a lot of the land of Israel before the Exodus from Germany.

    • Delikanlı
      Delikanlı 3 жыл бұрын

      Ramadan Mubarak :)

    • varana312
      varana312 3 жыл бұрын +1

      Ramadan mubarak :)

    • Ibn Yahud
      Ibn Yahud 3 жыл бұрын +2

      @Moulay Ismail I don't appreciate what Jack said, but what you said is racist too...the original Ashkenazi zionist privately bought the land. Why can't someone different be your neighbor unless you are racist

  • Steven
    Steven  Жыл бұрын +2

    I don’t know why but I have to say this was really satisfying to watch. Now I’m going to go play Total War Rome 2 to reenact.

  • Subrata Dhar
    Subrata Dhar 3 жыл бұрын +177

    8 km walls with fortifications in 3 days? someone fire our lazy municipal head and his team of govt employees. they can't build a 4km road in 3 days with modern equipment. with modern equipment roman soldiers could have build that wall in like 15 hours .lol .

    • Absolutely Yousless
      Absolutely Yousless  Жыл бұрын +1

      @messianic scam I’m guessing you have something against Christians & Jews...

  • Mason
    Mason 3 жыл бұрын +2

    Great channel with good narrative content. Subscribed.

  • Chadwin Headlam
    Chadwin Headlam 2 жыл бұрын +1

    I _absolutely love_ this video and I've just gone through 4 minutes of this!

  • zoso
    zoso 3 жыл бұрын +16

    Can you make Trajan vs Dacians? that would be amazing!

  • echo
    echo 3 жыл бұрын +6

    I was dying of boredom and crying about having watched all Kings & Generals videos as I walked around in my university campus, then I saw this, perfect news for me!

    • Ibn Yahud
      Ibn Yahud 3 жыл бұрын +1

      bro, it's the same thing for me...I think I've watched all their vids multiple times!

    • Kings and Generals
      Kings and Generals  3 жыл бұрын +1

      It gets better. :-)

  • Alejo Ferrandi Aztiria
    Alejo Ferrandi Aztiria 3 жыл бұрын

    Hi @KingsandGenerals ! Amazing and entertaining video (as always). Music from @EpidemicSound is also wonderful! Would be possible for you to list the names of the tracks used in this video? At least, could you tell which is the track that is played between 16:55 - 17:20 (it is indeed played many times during the video)! Thanks in advance!!

  • Tim White
    Tim White 3 жыл бұрын +5

    This is fantastic thank you very much :).
    Will you be doing anything on the English civil war or thirty years war in the future?

  • urubu715
    urubu715 3 жыл бұрын +2

    I really enjoy your videos, and this was another great one. I'm really wanting to get into creating animated videos like yours, but I don't know quite where to start, or what the best software is. I'm pretty good with photoshop, I've done some simple video editing, but specifically for creating maps and animations like yours, do you have any suggestions? Thanks in advance!

    • Philip Matsikoudis
      Philip Matsikoudis 2 жыл бұрын

      This appears to be worth putting your all into. Best of luck in your endeavor.

  • BigM
    BigM 3 жыл бұрын +1

    An excellent presentation of this conflict.

  • The_Notorious_9
    The_Notorious_9 3 жыл бұрын

    Your Roman history videos are the best!!

  • Tempore Lucem Tenebris
    Tempore Lucem Tenebris 2 жыл бұрын

    Damn, this is so well done. Unbelievable. Thanks!

  • Zachariah Laryea
    Zachariah Laryea 3 жыл бұрын +2

    Impressive as always, Kings and Generals. Very good. Fascinating piece on Pyrrhus of Epirus from before.

  • Brent Oculam
    Brent Oculam 3 жыл бұрын +6

    Adding this to my Top 10 favorite Kings and Generals documentaries

  • Trisint
    Trisint 2 жыл бұрын +1

    Wow man. Never has a youtube video left me so speechless. What a great video. Especially the ending

  • Valencio Artoebi
    Valencio Artoebi 2 жыл бұрын +2

    Great video! keep up the good work. I also want to see about the last Jew Revolt during the reign of Emperor Hadrian. The exile of the Jews.

  • Tom J
    Tom J 3 жыл бұрын +5

    ''Romanes eunt domus?''
    After six years of studying Latin you gotta pull this on me, guys?
    Great job, as always. Congratulations to the whole team.

  • Andris Rubins
    Andris Rubins 3 жыл бұрын +47

    Great job, I really love your channel, sadly i do not have enough money to support you on patreon.