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Title
Masada: Natural Fortress, Ruins, Visitors
Work Type
Image
Date
1980-03-01
Location
Israel
Material
35 mm slide film
Description
This photo is taken at the top of Masada, a horst that was used as a fortress by many ancient people. King Herod, in the first century BC, built an elaborate palace here, perhaps fearing he would have to go into isolation because of his unpopularity with the Jews. A little over a century later Masada was the last stand for the Zealots, a band of Jewish rebels who lived here for seven years until they were at last over taken by the Romans. A Roman road leads to the top of Masada which can still be traveled today. In this photograph the ruins of ancient structures and a group of visitors can be seen
Bibliography: Rappaport, Uriel. The Story of the Dead Sea Scrolls. (New York: Harvey House, Inc., 1967) pp. 97, 106-107
Keywords: Masada, Romans, Zealots, Jews, ruins, historic, archeology
Repository
Rhode Island College Special Collections
ID Number
1063
Source
Digital Initiatives at Rhode Island College
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This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License ( https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/ ). For more information contact Digital Initiatives at James P. Adams Library, (401) 456-8380, Rhode Island College, 600 Mount Pleasant Ave., Providence, RI, 02903, digitalcommons@ric.edu.
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License ( https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ ). For more information contact Digital Initiatives at James P. Adams Library, (401) 456-8380, Rhode Island College, 600 Mount Pleasant Ave., Providence, RI, 02903, digitalcommons@ric.edu.
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