Masada: Herod’s Fortress and the Zealots’ Last Stand

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Masada: Herod’s Fortress and the Zealots’ Last Stand

This is the account of Yadin’s excavation of the hill fort of Masada. What he found there confirmed Josephus’ account of the siege. The spectacular discoveries included Herod’s 3-tiered palace, the earliest-known manuscript of Ecclesiasticus & potsherds that may have been suicide lots used in 73 C.E.
The challenge
The task
Getting to work
The site
The northern palace-villa
The large bath-house
The storehouses
The ‘apartment’ or garrison building
The byzantine chapel
The western place
The casemate wall
The ritual bath
The scrolls
The synagogue & its scrolls
The remains of the last defenders
Masada’s history in the light of the finds
The otherside of the hill
The dramatic end
The pioneers
The volunteers

Source: Goodreads

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