Tag: yigael yadin

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.

High Places, Altars and the Bamah

07/15 | The open-air altar shrine, called a bamah (plural bamot), is known through several books of the Biblical canon. Often referred to as “high places” in translations of the Bible, bamot   Read more…

Posted in Ancient Israel, Biblical Archaeology Topics, Hebrew Bible.


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