In 66 CE, a riot took place by Jewish pilgrims in Jerusalem, causing a heavy handed Roman response and the death of thousands. What caused it?

Answer: A Roman soldier “mooned”, or bared his buttocks, to the pilgrims, not surprisingly inciting violence among the religious travellers. There is no evidence that the over-exposed legionary was ever disciplined.

Source: The Jewish Revolts Against Rome by James J. Bloom

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