Half a Century After the Big Dig, Masada Still Excites the Imagination

Beyond the tale of heroic suicide, new items uncovered at the famous fortress tell the story of its real-life population.

MASADA − It looks like an ordinary lice comb, with wider teeth on one side for untangling knots and finer teeth on the other for removing nits. Except that this one happens to be made of wood, rather than metal. And it also happens to be about 2,000 years old.