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3000 BCE: First Bronze Age settlement in Jerusalem.
1000 BCE: David captures Jerusalem.
950 BCE: Solomon builds the first Temple of Jerusalem.
701 BCE: King Sennacherib of Assyria sacks the city of Lachish in Judah but fails to take the capital Jerusalem.
597 BCE: Babylonian king Nebuchadnezar captures Jerusalem.
586 BCE: Destruction of the First Temple in Jerusalem and exile of upper class Judeans.
37 BCE: Herod the Great is installed as King of Judaea. Rebuilding of the Temple of Jerusalem.
37 BCE: Herod the Great retakes Jerusalem from the Parthians.
70 CE: The city of Jerusalem is besieged and captured by Rome; the Second Temple destroyed.
70 CE: Second Jewish Temple is destroyed in Jerusalem.
81 CE: The Arch of Titus is built in Rome's Forum Romanum to commemorate the conquest of Jerusalem.
516 CE: The temple in Jerusalem, destroyed in 586 BCE by the Babylonians, is rebuilt.
638 CE: Arabs capture Jerusalem.