The 68th year witnessed many of political and military turmoil in the Roman Empire. General Galba declared himself emperor and Nero committed suicide. But Galba was defeated and General Otho succeeded him just for 3 months then Vitellus ascended the throne.
The Roman Empire in the East refused to recognize the new emperor and acclaimed Vespasian, who came to Egypt to implement an embargo on wheat to Rome to topple Vitellus. But when Vespasian knew that Vitellus was killed, he abstained from implementing this embargo, so as to win the affection of the Romans.
During the reign of Vespasian, another Jewish revolution broke out in Palestine, but it was suppressed by Titus who was welcomed as a hero in Alexandria.