BAR 34:05, Sep/Oct 2008
BAR takes a look back at some important events in history that happened during the months of September and October.
September 7, 1191 A.D. Richard I of Britain defeats Saladin at the battle of Arsuf during the Third Crusade.
September 7/8, 70 A.D. Titus and his legions plunder Jerusalem, effectively ending the First Jewish Revolt though some rebels held out against the Romans at the fortress of Masada until 73 A.D.
September 12, 1940 A.D. Four teenagers discover the Lascaux cave paintings, with artwork dating to the Paleolithic period (15,000–13,000 B.C.).
September 26, 1687 A.D. During the bombardment of the Acropolis by Venetian forces, a gunpowder explosion destroys a significant portion of the Parthenon, which had been remarkably well preserved until then.