Roman Solar Eclipse of 75 AD

This solar eclipse was seen in Rome during the construction of the Colosseum. Jewish slaves and temple treasure were used to fund this Roman symbol of death and terror. The Jewish ruler Agrippa II and his sister Berenice made at state visit to Rome in 75 AD. Bernice was a mistress of Titus as he destroyed Jerusalem in 70 AD during the first Jewish Revolt. It is possible this solar eclipse contributed to Titus' decision not to marry Berenice. This solar eclipse is likely represented on the coins of Agrippa II from Caesarea Paneas.

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2000 years ago the cross was a Roman symbol of death and terror. Jesus Christ transformed this symbol into a universal sign of God's love, hope and resurrection. Solar eclipse events are recorded in Roman mythology during the conception of Romulus and Remus by the war god Mars and during the foundation of the city of Rome. The solar eclipse to the Romans was a sign from their gods that war was upon the Earth. The solar eclipse symbol of the star/pellet within the crescent on Roman coins and legionary standards was also a sign of their god's approval of Roman domination over conquered lands. Fifteen hundred years later, the "Our Lady of Guadalupe" Icon was presented to the New World as an inverted Roman Legionary Standard. Jesus Christ changed these symbols of Roman domination and slavery into an everlasting sign of God's love and compassion.