The deadly mooning of Jerusalem

Around 50 AD, many Jewish pilgrims were on their way to Jerusalem for passover celebrations. Since the city was under Rome’s control, soldiers were ordered to control the large crowds entering the city.

A Roman soldier who did not like what was going on, lifted his gown and then showed his naked rear end to the crowd. The pilgrims did not find it amusing and started to stone Roman soldiers. The Roman procurator Ventidius Cumanus in Judea then hit back by ordering an attack on the crowd. The pilgrims started panicking and ran through the very narrow city entries. Thousands were crushed and killed by the stampede. All because one guy had a bad idea…



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