This Day in Jewish History 1984: An Archaeologist Who Brought Israel's History to Life, Dies

Yigael Yadin helped acquire the Dead Sea Scrolls, identified the historical significance of Masada, and made Israelis feel connected to their ancient history.

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On June 28, 1984, Yigael Yadin – Israeli archaeologist, soldier and politician – died at age 67. Although Yadin’s career was studded with many accomplishments, he is probably best remembered for his role in...