A roof-tile fragment stamped with the name of the Tenth Roman Legion — Legio X Fretensis (notice the malformed F followed by RE). The  Tenth Legion was called up from Egypt to help suppress the Great Jewish Revolt in the year 66 CE. After defeating the Jews and destroying the Temple, the Legion remained stationed in Jerusalem for several centuries. Many artifacts related to the Tenth Legion have been found in the environs of the Temple Mount, as well as near the Jerusalem Citadel, sparking an academic debate as to the location of the legion’s campgrounds.


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