“Great Battles” Lecture: The Siege and Fall of Masada


Mar 6, 2013
06:00 PM until 07:30 PM


“Great Battles” Evening Lecture

The Siege and Fall of Masada

In the 1st century BCE, King Herod the Great fortified the mountain of Masada, located near the southwest shore of the Dead Sea. Seventy years after Herod's death, Jewish rebels occupied Masada during the First Jewish Revolt against the Romans, holding out even after the fall of Jerusalem. In this illustrated lecture, Dr. Jodi Magness, Professor of Religious Studies, UNC Chapel Hill, examines the archaeological and literary evidence for the Roman siege of Masada, including information from the 1995 excavations that she co-directed. To register, go to www.penn.museum/greatbattles.


Admission with advance registration: $5; $10 at the door based on availability.


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