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Site-Seeing: Tower of David Museum in Jerusalem

09/14 | Every visitor to Jerusalem has seen David’s Tower. Scholar Jonathan Klawans recommends venturing inside the magnificent complex.   Read more…

Posted in Jerusalem.

Masada Dig Reveals a Pleasure-Garden at King Herod’s Palace

08/20 | Masada—the remote mountain-plateau in the Judean Desert, where Herod built a palace-fortress and where Jewish Zealots made their last stand against the Romans—is being excavated once again.   Read more…

Posted in Biblical Archaeology Sites.

The Masada Siege

08/19 | What do we know about the Roman siege of Masada? We must consider both the account given by Josephus and the surviving archaeological evidence in order to reconstruct what happened.   Read more…

Posted in Biblical Archaeology Sites.


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