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)

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This object from the Chester E. Smolski photographic slides and publications, housed by the Rhode Island College Special Collections, and any of its digital surrogates are the intellectual property of Rhode Island College. This digital object is protected by copyright and/or related rights. The digital material presented here is licensed with a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. This content can be used, shared, or adapted for educational and scholarly purposes. For permissions to use this item please contact digitalcommons@ric.edu. All uses must include appropriate attribution.

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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