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Masada

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Built by King Herod, Masada, the last Jewish stronghold during the great revolt against the Romans, lies on top of a cliff in the Judean desert.
Each Model is authentically crafted of durable resin and hand painted in the most intricate, true to life detail.

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    Masada was first used as a fortress by the Hashmonean Kings. King Herod built an impressive fortress and two palaces on Masada. This Model portrays the three-tiered palace which is connected by a covered stairway terraced down the northern side of the mountain.

    Masada, the last Jewish stronghold during the great revolt against the Romans, lies on top of a cliff in the Judean desert. Built by King Herod, it has become one of the most important symbols of the Jewish people and State of Israel today.

    Masada was first used as a fortress by the Hashmonean Kings. King Herod built an impressive fortress and two palaces on Masada. This Model Depicts the three tiered palace terraced down the northern side of the mountain.

    In addition Herod built a double security wall 1400 meters surrounding the mountain, three towers, four gates, storerooms for food and weapons, dams and cisterns for water.

    In the year 66 CE in the midst of the revolt against Romans, Jewish soldiers occupied Masada and settled there with their families. In the year 70 CE the Roman governor Flavius Silva set out to conquer Masada. He built eight army camps around the mountain. The siege ended in 73 CE, when the Romans breached the fortified wall and they set fire to the fortress. The commander of Masada, Elazar Ben Yair assembled all of the surviving people, 960 men, women, and children. In a moving speech he called upon them to choose martyrdom as free people instead of slavery and slaughter at the hands of the Romans. Each man killed his own family and then lots were drawn as to who would kill the remaining survivors.

  • Additional Information

    Weight 10 lbs
    Dimensions 13 x 11 x 8 in
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