Photographer/Creator

Chet Smolski, Rhode Island College

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Date

Spring 3-1980

Description

Masada, once a fortress in the last Jewish holdout against the Romans, represents bravery and self sacrifice to modern Jews, which ended in the mass suicide of nine hundred rebels. It is now reached by cable car for visitors. In the twentieth century some biblical chapters were discovered here as part of the Dead Sea Scrolls. This photograph shows a car ascending Masada in 1980.

Notes

http://wikitravel.org/en/Masada

(accessed 11 Nov 2011)

Vanderkam, James C. The Dead Sea Scrolls Today. (Grand Rapids: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 1994) pp. 35

Rappaport, Uriel. The Story of the Dead Sea Scrolls. (New York: Harvey House, Inc., 1967) pp. 97

Creator 1 Role

Photographer

Subject Headings

Dead Sea scrolls; Religion -- Archaeology and religion; Archaeology -- Israel -- Masada;

Country Name

Israel

Keywords

tourism, religion, archaeology, historic, Dead Sea Scrolls, Masada

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