Photographer/Creator

Chet Smolski, Rhode Island College

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Date

Spring 3-1980

Description

Seen from atop Masada, a natural fortress in an otherwise wasteland, is the remains of a Roman Siege camp from AD 74. Jewish rebels took the fortress in AD 66 and held it for seven years until Romans took them by force. The rebels committed mass suicide before they could be captured.

Notes

Rappaport, Uriel. The Story of the Dead Sea Scrolls. (New York: Harvey House, Inc., 1967) pp. 97, 103-108

Creator 1 Role

Photographer

Subject Headings

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

Country Name

Israel

Keywords

Masada, Romans, Zealots, ruins, siege camp, desert, wasteland

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