King Herod put a golden eagle outside of the Temple of Jerusalem.
"We can connect with those who were once here."
“This is a rare find in our region and very few installations of this kind have been found in the Eastern Mediterranean. Ancient sources even refer to the production of Jewish garum."
The adoption of Masada as a modern symbol for the State of Israel, however, is controversial because of what Josephus wrote took place there.
Two thousand years ago, 967 Jewish men, women and children reportedly chose to take their own lives rather than suffer enslavement or death at the hands of the Roman army.
A specific imaging technology, known as multispectral imaging, is uncovering hidden writing on 2,000-year-old potsherds.
It might come as a surprise that the Sages never discuss Masada in their vast Talmudic or midrashic literature.