The Siege of Masada

The Siege of Masada

DVD - 2011
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Masada is an extraordinary place and an epic story. A seemingly impregnable mountain fortress built by King Herod, it rises from the Judean desert of Israel close by the Dead Sea. It's said that there, 2,000 years ago, a band of Jewish freedom fighters defied the might of the Roman legions for three years. How did they hold out against such odds? How did the Romans conduct a siege in such a hostile environment?
Publisher: [New York] : A&E Television Networks : Distributed by New Video, c2011
ISBN: 9781422999721
Branch Call Number: DVD 933.05 SIE
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 47 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in


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Jun 27, 2012

An interesting, if rather short, documentary on the fortress of Masada, with multiple expert commentary from archaeologists. Facets of the background, the siege, and both points of view are explored, particularly the context of what in the story is true, and what has been embellished through time.

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