The Arch of Titus, Rome, Italy World Heritage: Shield or Target?

A detail of a 19th-century photograph of the Arch of Titus in Rome, which dates from the 1st century. The relief depicts Roman soldiers carrying off spoils from the Temple in Jerusalem after it was destroyed—a 2,000-year-old instance of the destruction of cultural heritage. Photo: Robert MacPherson, courtesy the J. Paul Getty Museum.