Masada, Israel

Rashba, Gary L.
October 2007
Military History;Oct2007, Vol. 24 Issue 7, p76
The article presents information on Masada, Israel. Masada, the mountaintop fortress where nearly a thousand Jewish rebels held out against Roman Proconsul Lucius Flavius Silva's Legion X Fretensis between AD 72 and 73, is far more than an archaeological site. Atop this desert outpost, Jewish rebels fought for their beliefs, then killed themselves, not out of desperation, but in a conscious decision to die with dignity.


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