The Arch of Titus, circa 81 A.D., depicts the triumphal procession showing Rome that Titus captured Jerusalem in 70 AD. The Roman troops worked for a long time to destroy all buildings. In the carving, there are temple vessels: the Menorah (menorahs were used by Moses in the Holy Place to symbolize light), the table of the showbread (declaring that sustenance can only come from God). The golden trumpets were heard throughout the city on Holy Days.
The destruction of the Second Temple is an important event in the history of the Jewish people, and one of the most depressing. It is a sign that God has withdrawn from (though not abandoned) the Jews. 70 AD is the time when Jesus would have passed away from natural causes. On the night of May 14, 1948, when Israel was declared a state, the Jews of Rome had a triumphant parade and marched under the arch.
It is interesting to note that in 2004, Israeli President, Moshe Katzav, asked the Vatican to reveal lists of Temple treasures and Judaica held by them. Eye witnesses have reported seeing the holy golden Menorah as well as the other vessels. He presented the Vatican with the results of historical research.
4 After the LORD your God has driven them out before you, do not say to yourself, "The LORD has brought me here to take possession of this land because of my righteousness." No, it is on account of the wickedness of these nations that the LORD is going to drive them out before you. 5 It is not because of your righteousness or your integrity that you are going in to take possession of their land; but on account of the wickedness of these nations, the LORD your God will drive them out before you, to accomplish what he swore to your fathers, to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. 6 Understand, then, that it is not because of your righteousness that the LORD your God is giving you this good land to possess, for you are a stiff-necked people.
7 Remember this and never forget how you provoked the LORD your God to anger in the desert. From the day you left Egypt until you arrived here, you have been rebellious against the LORD. 8 At Horeb you aroused the LORD's wrath so that he was angry enough to destroy you. 9 When I went up on the mountain to receive the tablets of stone, the tablets of the covenant that the LORD had made with you, I stayed on the mountain forty days and forty nights; I ate no bread and drank no water. 10 The LORD gave me two stone tablets inscribed by the finger of God. On them were all the commandments the LORD proclaimed to you on the mountain out of the fire, on the day of the assembly.
11 At the end of the forty days and forty nights, the LORD gave me the two stone tablets, the tablets of the covenant. 12 Then the LORD told me, "Go down from here at once, because your people whom you brought out of Egypt have become corrupt. They have turned away quickly from what I commanded them and have made a cast idol for themselves."
"If you had known, even you, especially in this your day, the things that make for your peace! But now they are hidden from your eyes. For days will come upon you when your enemies will build an embankment around you, surround you and close you in on every side, and level you, and your children within you, to the ground; and they will not leave in you one stone upon another, because you did not know the time of your visitation."