We know the First Beast, the head of Gold, is Babylon.
The Second Beast has a breast and arms of Silver, which are two kings, the Medes and Persia, Darius and Cyrus
The Third beast of Brass or Bronze which is Greece…..Alexander the Great.
And the Fourth Beast is of Iron and clay, which is the Roman Empire. Controlled by the Caesars and subsequent Emperors and then by the Popes.
We know that the Roman Empire was in control before, during and after the time of Jesus Christ! When Jesus told of the destruction of the temple, it was the Roman Empire which fulfilled that prophecy of which Jesus told His disciples of. History shows that the Roman Empire had started surrounding Jerusalem about 65 AD with the ultimate destruction culminating in 70 AD. This event concludes, and fulfills the prophecy that Jesus said would take place when He told His disciples. This marked the end and completion of Old Testament ties to any future Jewish animal sacrifices and temple rituals of priests.
Many people still believe that the Roman Empire will come back to some power and authority out of Rome, Italy today? However, in Revelation 18, it tells us that the great Babylon, which is the Roman Empire will be no more. Italy today will not and never be any mighty power like it once was ever again.
And for the record, in Daniel 8:25 it tells us that the Great Roman Empire would not fall because of another army, but would fall from within as history records it. There has been many suppositions as to how the Roman Empire fell, such as abundant avarice, homosexual behaviour run rampant, disease, economic collapse, et cetera? Possibly all that and other things contributed to the fall, but surely not by the hand of man militarily. Daniel 8:25 “And through his policy also he shall cause craft to prosper in his hand; and he shall magnify himself in his heart, and by peace shall destroy many: he shall also stand up against the Prince of princes; but he shall be broken without hand.”
All prophecy has been fulfilled, including the antichrist, which I believe to have been NERO, my opinion only, and Armageddon.
So, with that said, we know now that all prophecy has been fulfilled, save only the Second Coming of Jesus the Christ, our Saviour!