Photographer/Creator

Chet Smolski, Rhode Island College

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Date

Spring 3-1980

Description

This photograph looks east from Masada towards the Dead Sea. Masada is a natural fortress that was most invested in by King Herod, who in the first century BC constructed a intricate palace atop this isolated horst. Masada was the site of a mass suicide by Jewish rebels and a massive siege by the Roman Army. Some of the Dead Sea scrolls were discovered here. The foreground of this photo shows a tower that is part of a cable car system which brings visitors and tourists to the top of Masada, as an alternative to walking.

Notes

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

Creator 1 Role

Photographer

Subject Headings

Dead Sea scrolls; Religion -- Archaeology and religion; Archaeology -- Israel -- Masada; Masada Site (Israel);

Country Name

Israel

Keywords

landscape, the Dead Sea, Masada

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