Ruins of the Roman legion camp below Masada Dan Shachar / Shutterstock

The Myth of Masada: How Reliable Was Josephus, Anyway?

The Roman siege of Masada ended in mass suicide by the trapped Jewish rebels. But absent archaeological evidence, it all boils down to the question of whether you think Josephus aspired to accuracy

After a protracted siege by the Roman tenth legion, the situation of the Sacarii, the Jewish rebels holed up on the mountain fortress of Masada, became hopeless. The Jewish rebels led by Elazar Ben Yair...

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