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

Rights

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

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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