Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Reportlet on the new Masada excavations

BIBLE HISTORY DAILY: Masada Dig Reveals a Pleasure-Garden at King Herod’s Palace. Renewed excavation at Masada bears fruitful results (Robin Ngo). A summary of an article in the current issue of Biblical Archaeology Review. The article itself is behind the subscription wall.
To learn more about what the renewed excavation at Masada unearthed, including what the oblong shape in the ground—which had planted the seed for the project—was covering, read the full article “Masada Shall Never Fail (to Surprise) Again” by Guy Stiebel and Boaz Gross in the September/October 2018 issue of BAR.
For past PaleoJudaica posts on the history and archaeology of, and revisionist views on, Masada, see here, here, and here, and follow the links.

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