Photographer/Creator

Chet Smolski, Rhode Island College

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Date

Spring 3-1980

Description

Mosaic in King Herod’s Palace at Masada. Despite it’s remote location, excavations at Masada have revealed beautiful tiles and mosaics, and balconies with beautiful views of the surrounding country. Masada was taken in A.D. 66 by Jewish rebels who held it for seven years before being over taken by the Romans. In 73/74 this was the location of the mass suicide of nine hundred rebels.

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

historic, archaeology, Masada, Herod, religion

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