Photographer/Creator

Chet Smolski, Rhode Island College

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Date

Spring 3-1980

Description

This photograph shows Masada’s natural fortification and ruins of King Herod’s Palace built in the first century BC. Because of it’s remote location and natural defenses, Masada has been mostly untouched since the first century BC. Recent excavations have revealed the ruins of a Byzantine church dating to the 6th century.

Notes

Rappaport, Uriel. The Story of the Dead Sea Scrolls. (New York: Harvey House, Inc., 1967) pp. 97, 106-107

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Masada

(accessed 17 Nov 2011)

Creator 1 Role

Photographer

Subject Headings

Religion -- Archaeology and religion; Archaeology -- Israel -- Masada; Masada Site (Israel); Romans -- Israel;

Country Name

Israel

Keywords

Masada, ruins, Roman Road, King Herod

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