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

by Yigael Yadin

Book, 1966



Call number

821 YAD



London, Cardinal [1966], 256 pages


Masada is an account of the momentous archaeological discovery of Herod's three tiered palace, and of the life and self destruction of the Jewish Zealots who refused to submit to the Romans, with over 90 colour photographs and diagrams/maps.

User reviews

LibraryThing member Katie_H
This book was recommended by a friend while on a visit to Masada in Israel. I added the book to my list and finally checked it out from the library, a year after my trip. I'm not sure what I was expecting, but this read and looked like a textbook, detailing the initial archeological dig of Masada
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several decades ago. There are many fantastic photos, and all major discoveries of the dig are highlighted, such as scrolls, coins, building structures, etc. It was also very interesting to read of the experiences of the excavators, all of whom were unpaid volunteers, very few with archeology experience. While this book was very informative, I would only recommend it to several specific groups of people - archeology enthusiasts, those interested in Biblical or Jewish history, and those traveling to Masada. The book is out of print and a little tough to find, so check with your local library first.
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LibraryThing member carterchristian1
An outstanding description of one of Israel's most important archaeological digs. There is a detailed description of the archaeological procedures, the volunteers, the site itself, its historical implications, and pictures of artifacts. I was able to visit Masada with this book in hand which
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contributed a great deal to the experience.
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