Monday, February 13, 2017

Archaeological News

New Masada expedition gets underway

Excavations were concluded about ten years ago when the archaeological team could find no evidence supporting the familiar tale of mass suicide on the the part of the Zealot rebels.  Instead, they proffered that the Zealots escaped very slowly over a period of time.  As this directly contradicts the prevailing myth that encourages Masada's important role in tourism, the supporting funds evaporated.  We're glad to see the examination restored as, whatever is discovered, Masada is an important site with much left to reveal about the post-Temple world.